The world woke up to the news that US actor Chadwick Boseman had passed away from colon cancer. The 43-year-old had been battling cancer for four years but had not made the diagnosis public.
Boseman played black icons, Jackie Robinson and James Brown early in his career before finding worldwide fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe. It was his role in the smash hit Black Panther in 2018 that propelled him into the consciousness of millions of film fans across the world. His character’s famous salute inspired many to feel a sense of pride in their African heritage.
Boseman passed away at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side. His family released the following statement across his social media platforms.
August 29, 2020
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