Actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer

Chadwick Boseman
San Diego, CA: Chadwick Boseman promotes “Black Panther” on a panel at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, July 23 2016. Gage Skidmore

Chadwick Boseman, star of a number of popular films over the past decade, including Black Panter, died Friday of cancer.

Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his family.

His family released a statement on the actor’s death,

“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.”

In recent months fans raised concern for Boseman, after images of the actor surfaced showing he had lost significant weight. Some speculated he might have been preparing for a film role.

The Associated Press reports that Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years old, but chose to keep his illness private.

Chadwick Boseman was 43.

Robert Alezi

Staff Writer, Music & Technology

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