The world is mourning the passing of a true King following Chadwick Boseman’s death.
An actor and soldier for his people, it turns out Chadwick was sick with colon cancer when he was filming Black Panther, determined to deliver what would become one of the Black community’s proudest cultural moments. The shocking announcement of his passing was made last night on the late legend’s social media. It reads:
It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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.
He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
We are heartbroken over the news and praying for his loved ones at this time. Below are some inspirational and beautiful moments that are hitting fans even more deeply now that we’ve been made aware of Chadwick’s physical, spiritual, and emotional battle. May he rest in peace.