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Chadwick Boseman (centre) as Black Panther.

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Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer

 

LOS ANGELES – Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has died of cancer. He was 42.

Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles, with his wife and family by his side.

He was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement.

“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,” the family said.

Boseman brought the first black Marvel superhero to life in the movie Black Panther. He also starred in Captain America and Avengers.

Marvel Studios have sent their condolences. Fans also paid tribute to the actor with Twitter messages and memes of “Wakanda forever”, a popular salutation from Black Panther.


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