Wakanda Forever: Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dead at 43

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Matt Kennedy..©Marvel Studios 2018
Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Matt Kennedy..©Marvel Studios 2018 /

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman.

Wakanda Forever! It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of MCU and King T’Challa himself, Chadwick Boseman. The actor who, made his debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil  War, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, according to a Tweet on his Twitter account by his representatives. After a four year battle, Boseman passed away Aug. 28, 2020 at the age of 43.

The whole world is in total shock especially those who knew his work and those who had worked with him.

Upon hearing of the passing of Boseman, stars such as Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin tweeted:

"I’m so so sorry to read this awful news. Chadwick’s King will reign forever in the hearts of everyone who experienced one of the most important American films ever made. On behalf of my family, we send deep sympathy and love to his family and loved ones. #WakandaForever"

He appeared in four Marvel titles with his image appearing in both Tom Holland Spider-Man films. However, Boseman’s career wasn’t just highlighted by the MCU.

He was well known for playing historical figures such as Jackie Robinson 42, Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, and James Brown in Get on Up. He even worked on 21 Bridges which was produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed him in three of his four Marvel appearances.

Chadwick had also recorded dialogue for the upcoming What If…? series for Disney+ where he’d reprise his role of T’Challa but instead of becoming Black Panther, he is Star-Lord.

Boseman also shared the role of Reggie Montgomery in the soap opera All My Children with then-future Black Panther co-star, Michael B. Jordan who would go on to play his cousin, Killmonger.

Chadwick is survived by his wife. His family was at his side as he passed at his home. We send our deepest condolences to the Boseman family and to anyone who worked and knew him well.

Rest in Peace, Chadwick Aaron Boseman. You will be greatly missed by all that knew and admired you. You were an inspiration to all who watched you and you will forever be our T’Challa.

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