According to a statement posted on his Twitter account, the man who brought “Black Panther” to life, has died at the age of 43.
Chadwick has been battling colon cancer since 2016 and died peacefully at home with his loving family and wife by his side.
The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in “Get On Up” and Jackie Robinson in “42.” The Marvel Studios president had previously announced the second movie of the “Black Panther” saga would debut in theaters in May 2022.
Boseman was born in South Carolina, according to his IMDb biography. He went on to graduate from Howard University in Washington, DC, where he returned in 2018 to give the class graduation speech — which concluded with his iconic “Wakanda Forever” salute. During his speech, the actor told the graduates he was fired from an unnamed production during his early acting days after he questioned what he felt was its stereotypical portrayal of Black characters.
“The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.”
As Black Panter, he was also a superhero to many, and despite his 4 year-long battle with cancer, he kept fighting and he kept inspiring. He will be missed.