R.I.P. Chadwick Boseman (1976 - 2020)31 Aug 2020
Chadwick Boseman, known for his role as King T'Challa in Marvel's "Black Panther," has died after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a post on his Twitter account. The post said the actor, who also played Black icons such as James Brown, Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson, died at home with his wife and family.
Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, and it progressed to stage four, the post said. He was 43 years old, according to The Associated Press.
"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," the post said.
The post added that it was "the honor of his career" to play King T'Challa in "Black Panther." In August 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler announced that "Black Panther 2" would be released in May 2022.