Actor Chadwick Boseman who played as King T’Challa in Black Panther by the Marvel cinematic universe has died on Friday of cancer, his representative has confirmed.
The actor played iconic roles in films like 42, Get on Up, Marshall and more until he found regal fame in the popular Marvel film Black Panther as T’Challa.
His representative said this on Twitter:
“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 persered 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 Raine’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
It was his 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 tha you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
He died at age 43.
Rest In Power King T’Challa and long live Wakanda!