Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman dies at the age of 43
By Michael Nampala 29 Aug 2020 04:16 PM EAT
Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman passed away this morning at his home, his family was by his bedside. The 43-year-old star has been battling with colon cancer for the last four years.
According to his verified Twitter account; "Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV."
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'Wakanda Forever' - Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman succumbs to colon cancer at the age of 43
You will even come to love him more as most of the movies were shot during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
"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."
Black Panther is the movie that made him a household name.
Several tributes have since been trickling in from all parts of the world.
"A warrior of light till the very end. A true king, I am without words. May he rise in power," American actress, producer and director Kerry Washington tweeted.
"Rest in Love Chadwick," Jada Pinkett Smith added.
"Your light brightened our days. It will continue to brighten our hearts and minds. Let the heavens be blessed as you illuminate the sky. Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to hold you in his everlasting embrace. RIP Chadwick," American actor, producer and director Forest Steven Whitaker tweeted.
"Chadwick was really out here shooting all of these huge action movies while fighting stage 4 colon cancer. Man. Strong isn't even the word," American Film Director Matthew A. Cherry tweeted.
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