The 43-year-old actor, grabbing huge attention for his role as ‘Blank Panther’ in Marvel movie; Chadwick Boseman tragically died of colon cancer. Boseman has battled stage III colon cancer since 2016, the last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
His passing confirmed through a statement posted to his social media accounts simultaneously. The statement reads:
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. (…) 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.”
According to the above-mentioned statement, he passed away in his home, by side of his wife and family. It continued as follows:
“The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Once the news on his passing spread; notably his role mates, countless names took to their social media account to send their condolences. The well-known actor Jamie Foxx wrote alongside a photo of Boseman:
“Please Jesus, please… I know you know what’s best… But at this moment our hearts are writhing with so much pain… So to lose this beautiful black king renders me weak… Please watch over his family and loved ones… @chadwickboseman you have touched the lives of all of us… You will forever be remembered in the highest regard… REST IN POWER! our black king! Our black panther! 💔💔💔”
The other actor Orlando Bloom paid tribute to him and praised his ‘Black Panther’ performance via these words:
“We could all see his goodness in his performance as the KING he clearly was and shall always remain in the hearts of all he touched. I wish I could say I knew him- but sometimes you just DO know, because a soul is so clear and bright. Rest in that power you portrayed @chadwickboseman my prayers to his beloveds”
Mark Ruffalo, portraying ‘Hulk’ in Marvel Universe, said Boseman was one of the all-time greats and added:
“All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of @chadwickboseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all-time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord, love you. Rest in power, King.”
Marvel Universe’s ‘Thor,’ Chris Hemsworth, described the late actor as one of the most genuine people he’s met and sent his love and support, by writing:
“Gonna miss you mate. Absolutely heartbreaking. One of the kindest most genuine people I’ve met. Sending love and support to all the family xo RIP @chadwickboseman”
See below to find the statement confirming Boseman’s death.
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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