Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies At 43 From Cancer

He had been battling colon cancer for the past four years.

Chadwick Boseman, the star of Black Panther died Friday (Aug 28) of colon cancer. He was 43.

The actor had battled the disease for four years, his rep tells Associated Press.

A statement on Boseman's Twitter account reads: “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 preserved 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.

“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.

“The family thanks for you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Boseman is survived by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and his mother Carolyn Boseman.

More to come.

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