Actor Chadwick Boseman, popular superhero for his role of the Black Panther, is no more. As per a message posted on his official twitter handle, Boseman had tackled colon cancer from 2016.
Chadwick died in the age of 43, at his home in the Los Angeles, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Press.
They had diagnosed four years ago Chadwick with colon cancer, his family said. He had not publicly spoken about his disease. However, he remained with his wife and a parent. Also, he had no children, Nicki said.
In the 2018 film “Black Panther” Boseman became a global star as the lead character superhero. He also played a role in:
- Captain America: Civil War
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Avengers: Endgame
- His last release was ‘Da 5 Bloods’ by Spike Lee, which launched online on Netflix in the middle of the lockdown on June 12 this year.
Journey of Black Panther
Chadwick Boseman, born in South Carolina and graduated from Howard University. He had played small television roles before his first star turn in 2013.
He had made his name by playing baseball star Jackie Robinson in the 2013 movie “42” alongside Harrison Ford. This film gained Hollywood popularity and made him a star.
Black Panther in 2018, directed by Ryan Coogler, that made a household name for Chadwick Boseman. Across many ways, the film has been historic, not least because it was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie with a black actor at the lead.
With only Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis as white actors, Black Panther had a predominantly black cast (unheard for a major, high-budgeted film). Coogler directed a script and Joe Roberts Cole had written, wrote a film about its blackness which was unapologetic. The film honored the traditions and the people of Africa. Besides its superhero themes, it was a story of black power and black pride.
Black Panther grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide, shattering several box office records including a black director’s highest-grossing film. However, this film won best ensemble, electrifying the room, at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Award. Similarly, the Wakandan Army’s war cry, Wakanda Forever, has taken a life of its own.
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