His publicist revealed that the actor fought a four-year battle with cancer after being diagnosed in 2016. According to his family, he never discussed his struggle publicly and continued to film in between 'countless operations' and chemotherapy sessions.
Chadwick took his last breath at his home surrounded by wife and family. His fans are heartbroken with the sudden death of their favourite star. He became the first black superhero to get his stand-alone film.
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 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. 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. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Photo Credit: @samjonespictures
It was the honour of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther, said the statement released on his official social media accounts.
May his soul rest in peace and our deepest condolences to the family.
Source: Straits Times
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