‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman dies of Cancer

Actor Chadwick Boseman. The 'Black Panther' star died on Friday after a four year battle with Colon Cancer./COURTESY

American actor Chadwick Boseman has died.

The ‘Black Panther’ star known for his role on the film as the King of Wakanda and one of the few black superheroes died at age 43 after long battle with colon cancer.

Boseman, known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in ‘42’ (2013), James Brown in ‘Get on Up’ (2014) and Thurgood Marshall in ‘Marshall’ (2017), was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.

According to his publicist, Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV,” read a statement from his family.

““A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the statement continues to read.