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Actor Chadwick Boseman, Dies at 43 After 4-Year Colon Cancer Battle and Filming Various Projects

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Chadwick Boseman has died, a rep for Boseman confirms to Melanated Media. He was 43. The Black Panther star died at his home surrounded by family after a years-long battle with colon cancer, his team wrote on the star’s Instagram page.

“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.”

Boseman’s team wrote that his role has King T’Challa in Black Panther was “the honor of his career.”

“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,” the post concluded. “The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

In addition to his starring role in the blockbuster Marvel movies, Boseman is also known for portraying several historical figures, including Jackie Robinson in 42, Thurgood Marshall in Marshall and James Brown in Get On Up.

In 2018, Boseman spoke about the impact of Black Panther, and became emotional when discussing his relationship with two young fans who died of cancer before the movie was released.

“Throughout our filming, I was communicating with them, knowing they were both terminal. What they and their parents said to me was, they were trying to hold on ’til this movie comes,” he said during an EW SiriusXM Town Hall.

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