Actor, producer and all-around entertainer Chadwick Boseman has passed away at the age of 42. According to multiple reports, Boseman had battled colon cancer since 2016. The news broke on Boseman’s Instagram this evening.
“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,” his final Instagram post read.
We’re sending all the love to the family and friends of Chadwick Boseman who has reportedly died after a battle with colon cancer.
Chadwick was a very talent actor, known for his roles in ‘Black Panther’, playing James Brown in ‘Get On Up’ & more. Rest In Peace ??. pic.twitter.com/GLU87zv1P9
— Def Pen (@DefPen) August 29, 2020
“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,” the post continued.
Boseman is best known for his role as T’Challa in the 2018 film, Black Panther. He also played a number of other roles include Jackie Robinson in the film 42 and James Brown in the film Get On Up. Most recently, he played a pivotal role in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.