Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer, a representative told.
Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.
Chadwick Aaron Boseman was known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014) and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017), and for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
He also appeared in films such as 21 Bridges (2019) and Da 5 Bloods (2020).
Below is the official statement about his passing posted on Boseman’s official Twitter account.
“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.”