American actor, Chadwick Boseman who played the role of T’Challa in Black Panther has been confirmed dead.
Chadwick is reported to have died from colon cancer. The 43-year-old actor’s family announced his death on his social media pages with a statement that reads “it is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman”.
The sad statement continued that “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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.” the heartbreaking statement noted.
The actor is said to have died at 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”.
Millions of fans dozens of actors have since been mourning the actor. See some from the twitter posts below.
10 movies in 4 years and didn’t show a sign of sickness. Even visited children with terminal illnesses while having one of his own (that we find out about upon his passing). Chadwick Boseman is a hero on and off screen. pic.twitter.com/Hf8RNXKnqG
— Zen/Ego (@3kJustyn) August 29, 2020
— Alake Olatunde (@AlakeOlatunde) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman was a hero off and on tv. He was diagnosed with colon cancer stage III in 2016. Only if we knew these two would be gone in a year😭
Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman ( Wakanda Forever) pic.twitter.com/O6iGinz61Q
— • Bidemi 🔫 • #BBNaija (@Bidemi_xx) August 29, 2020
— Kim~Kimsion (@Kimunyu3) August 29, 2020
The list is endless and now Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther is also gone 😭.
Can 2020 pack up already? pic.twitter.com/d5sHCtK0YO
— Victor Babatunde (@vhic_tore) August 29, 2020