Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman, has died after a 4-year-battle of colon cancer, in a statement released by his family.
The 43-year-old died at home in Los Angeles with his family by his side.
The family released the statement of the famous role model’s death in the early morning of 29th August, 2020.
It reads: “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.”
Read the statement below,
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Boseman will be best remembered in Black Panther, the 2018 blockbuster film, as the ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation with the most advanced technology on earth.
May his soul rest in peace.