Information reaching Zionfelix.net indicates that Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, has died in his home at the age of 43.
The actor who was born in 1977 passed away after battling colon cancer for 4 years with his family and wife by his side, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account.
He became noted as the King of Wakanda and by extension, the King of Africa as the movie portrayed bits and pieces of African culture and put Black talent on the world map.
The 21 Bridges star was confirmed dead on Friday, August 28, 2020 through an official release on his social media handles.”
It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
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. 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 statement read.
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Chadwick, according to the official announcement, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 which was then at stage III.
The disease sadly progressed to its stage IV and the famous actor visibly lost weight as photos in earlier reports gathered had shown.
Chadwick has starred in other films including Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.