On Friday, 28 August Evening Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away due to Colon Cancer after fighting for 4 years. Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles with his wife and family present.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
Boseman started his career in movies about two decades ago he has done many iconic roles in TV shows and Movies like God of Egypt, 42 where he portrayed iconic baseball player Jackie Robinson, but one of the best and most iconic role is in Black Panther in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The first appearance of Chadwick Boseman in Marvels Studios in Movie Captain America: Civil War in the year 2016 before starring in his own Black Panther Movie in 2018.
“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating,” Head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages.”
Black Panther had become the 12th highest-grossing movie of all time and the highest-grossing movie of all time directed by a Black director (Ryan Coogler), according to Forbes. Black Panther was heralded for being one of the first mainstream, big-budget superhero films to have a majority Black cast, with Boseman’s performance praised by critics. Boseman was set to reprise his role as King T’Challa in the Black Panther sequel, due out in 2022.
Friends, colleagues, and fans of Boseman tweeted out their own tributes to the actor, sharing memories of their time together. Some are collected below.