Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman dies at age 43 , after a four year battle with colon cancer.
Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson (in 2013’s “42”) and James Brown (in 2014’s “Get on Up”). Boseman also appeared in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” and playing Thurgood Marshall in 2017’s “Marshall.”
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the statement read. “It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
Wakanda Forever! R.I.P Chadwick Boseman!