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'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dead At 43

Taylor Sakellis 29 Aug 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we report the tragic loss of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

The actor passed away with family at his side at his home in Los Angeles.

A statement was released on Chadwick's personal social media account alerting fans of the devastating news late Friday night.

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor best known for his role in the 2018 Marvel film Black Panther.

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The role made Chadwick a household name, but it was far from the actor's first major role.

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Earlier in his career, Chadwick had the opportunity to portray real-life historical legends on the big screen.

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The actor played Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42, James Brown in Get on Up the following year, and Thurgood Marshall in the 2017 movie Marshall.

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Chadwick's personal social media accounts broke the devastating news.

The post indicates the actor died with his wife and close family by his side after a four-year battle with stage three colon cancer.

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"Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV."

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The statement continued: "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much."

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The statement continued: "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."

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"It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther."

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Fans have taken to social media to express their condolences for the beloved actor.

"Wakanda For Life. It was more than just a movie. It was [an] uplift for black people and you did that bro. May you rest within your success," tweeted one emotional fan.

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Chadwick's Avengers co-star, Chris Pratt, left an emotional comment on the actor's Instagram.

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"This is such devastating news. We’re praying for his family. The world has lost an immeasurable talent and a great person," commented Chris.

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Jason Momoa has also taken to social media to pay tribute to Chadwick.

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"All my aloha and condolences to his ohana. I’m truly gutted. What a wonderful spirit. I’m so sorry RIP," Jason wrote on Instagram.

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It's clear to see fans are still in awe of the amazing work Chadwick was able to produce, despite undergoing intense cancer treatments.

He was truly a one-of-a-kind talent and Hollywood has lost a shining star.

Our thoughts are with Chadwick's friends and family during this incredibly difficult time.

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