Chadwick Boseman who played the prominent role in bringing life to Black Panther on screen died on Friday.
The famous Hollywood star was battling colon cancer from the last four years and died on Friday with his family in his home said in a statement on his Twitter account.
In the said: “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman”. confirmed the colon cancer by saying: “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016”.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Boseman chipped away at various movies and TV shows in his twenty-years of career, including ‘42’ where he depicted famous baseball player Jackie Robinson, Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, and James Brown in getting on Up.
He was most popular for his work as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Boseman first took on the job as T’Challa in Marvel’s 2016 film, Captain America: Civil War, before featuring in his own Black Panther film in 2018.
Kevin Feige on Chadwick death
Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios expressed deep sorrow on his death. He said in a statement “Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating”.
Boseman’s Early Life
Boseman was born and brought up in Anderson, South Carolina, where he went to T.L Hanna High School and completed his high school there in 1995.
His mom was a medical caretaker and his dad worked at a material processing plant, dealing with an upholstery business also. In his early year, he composed his first play, Crossroads, and arranged it at the school after a colleague was shot and murdered.
Boseman needed to compose and coordinate, and at first, started contemplating acting to figure out how to identify with entertainers. After he came back to New York, he started from New York City’s Digital Film Academy.
Many have given tribute to him and praised his personality and works. Some are collected below.
Chadwick was really out here shooting all of these huge action movies while fighting stage 4 colon cancer. Man. Strong isn’t even the word.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 29, 2020
Marvel studio also tweeted on his death and praised Boseman: “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.”
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/DyibBLoBxz
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 29, 2020
Boseman went to Howard University in Washington, D.C., graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. One of his instructors was Phylicia Rashad, who turned into a mentor.
Phylicia Rashad helped in raising funds for them so that Boseman and a few colleagues could go to the Oxford Mid-Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy in London, to which they had been acknowledged.
It was the highest honor getting to work with you and getting to know you. What a generous and sincere human being. You believed in the sacred nature of the work and gave your all. Much love to your family. And much love from all of us left here.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman has a great career and made hundreds of thousands of followers. His co-partners, colleagues, and fans all were in great shock when they heard the news of his death. Many of them were unaware of the colon cancer from where he was battling.
THANK YOU @chadwickboseman for all you gave us. We needed it & will always cherish it! A talented & giving artist & brother who will be sorely missed🙏🏿 RIP
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 29, 2020
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