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‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies age 43


By Erin Lindsay
29th Aug 2020
‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies age 43

Unbeknownst to the public, Boseman had been battling colon cancer since 2017


Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel movies Black Panther and The Avengers, has died aged 43.

Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2017, which progressed to stage four over the next three years. He chose to keep his illness private from the public.

In a statement, Boseman’s family revealed that his career over the past number of years was structured around “countless surgeries and chemotherapy”. They said: “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.”

Boseman rose to global stardom in the Oscar-winning Marvel movie Black Panther, in the lead role as King T’Challa/Black Panther. He reprised his role in the hugely successful Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

His most recent role was Spike Lee’s Netflix production Da 5 Bloods, following a group of Vietnam veterans who return to the country in search of the remains of their fallen leader, and the treasure they buried there.

Tributes to Boseman have poured in across social media, as those in Hollywood learned of this death.

The son of Martin Luther King Jr. paid tribute to Boseman on Twitter.

Boseman’s Marvel co-stars also paid tribute to the actor’s life. Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, said the news was “absolutely heartbreaking”.

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Captain America star Chris Evans said he was “absolutely devastated”.

“He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King,” added Evans.


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