On Friday, Chadwick Bosman, the actor who played the lead on ‘Black Panther‘ passed away. He was 43 years old. Chadwick was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years ago. Her publicist Nikki informed the Associated Press that Bosman died in Los Angeles. RIP Legend is trending on social media after the news of his passing and fans are giving their emotional tribute to him.
According to a report by AP, Chadwick’s wife and family were with him during his last moments. The family revealed that the actor was undergoing treatment along with the shooting for the last few years. After the death of Chadwick Bosman, an official statement has also been issued by his family.
In the statement, his family said that he was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago and has been fighting this disease since. They said that he had shot several films in the last 4 years juggling cancer and his treatment. In the statement, the family wrote that it was a shining moment in his career to play King T’Challa in ‘Black Panther’.
Born in South Carolina, Bosman graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. Prior to acting in many famous movies, he also appeared on television. Boseman got his first television role in 2003, in an episode of Third Watch.
Boseman became a household name after appearing in the movie Captain America: Civil War as the Marvel superhero Black Panther. He later acted in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as the same character. His most recent film appearance was earlier this year in director Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, which was released on Netflix.
Chadwick made his name in Hollywood by working in films like ’42’ and ‘Get on Up’. There has been a wave of mourning from Hollywood to Bollywood on the news of his demise. From fans to stars, everybody paying tribute to the actor by remembering him.
“A true fighter, Chadwick Bosman 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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
Here are how some of his co’stars paid him their tributes:
“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. 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. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.” – Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president.
“All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.” – Mark Ruffalo, Hulk actor, and Boseman’s Marvel universe co-star.
“I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King.” – Chris Evans, Captain America actor, and Boseman’s Marvel universe co-star.