WASHINGTON: Chadwick Boseman, the star of the ground-breaking superhero movie “Black Panther”, has died from colon cancer, his publicist told AFP Friday.
Boseman, who was in his 40s, had not publicly discussed his condition – which was first diagnosed in 2016 – and continued to work on major Hollywood films.
“It was the honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” said a statement posted to Boseman’s social media accounts. “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.” – FREE MALAYSIA TODAY
‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43
He was 43.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.- AP
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