Chadwick Boseman Dead At Age 43 From Colon Cancer
By Allie Gold
August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, known for his role in "Black Panther", has died at age 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer as we have learned from TMZ.
Chadwick, who starred as the first black Marvel superhero in "Black Panther", as well as the "Avengers" movies also portrayed icons like Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall."
Fans were recently concerned with Chadwick's health after he appeared very thin in videos on social media, as seen below.
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I am hearing stories of desperation from people all over the country, and we know our communities are suffering the most and urgently need help. Celebrating #JackieRobinsonDay with the launch of Thomas Tull’s #Operation42, a donation of 4.2 million dollars in personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals that service the African American Communities who have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you, Jackie, for refusing to accept the world as it is, for showing us that we can make a difference.
Chadwick's family released a statement through his social media confirming his passing.
"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," the family says. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016. They continue, "He died in his home with his wife and family by his side."
Their full statement:
Chadwick had a great impact on Hollywood and was slated to star in "Black Panther 2" which was set to be released in 2022. In 2018, he joined The Breakfast Club to talk about his role as Black Panther, turning down famous biopics and more.
Rest in peace Chadwick Boseman.