World freezes over as Chadwick Boseman passes away at the age of 42

Smrithi Mohan
Aug 29, 2020 09:18 IST
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The famous Blank Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday due to colon cancer at the age of 42.

Fans and well-wishers across the globe were devastated after the news of the Get On Up star passing away broke on Friday. Chadwick Boseman was a talented young actor who has been part of some great movies like 42, Da 5 Bloods, Marshall and was one of the most popular MCU characters too.

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told, The Associated Press. The actor was diagnosed with colon stage III cancer four years ago and had never spoken publicly about the same.

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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. ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

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He was a true fighter who worked through and gave the best of his works while undergoing chemotherapy. Movies like Da 5 Bloods, Marshall, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more were filmed in-between his treatment. 

The actor who had played characters based on real-life individuals also ruled the fictional world as the King of Wakanda and became a major part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Black Panther. With its black-led cast, the movie was rich in culture and also became one of the top-grossing Marvel movies at the time. He became the icon for many children of colour across the world. His legacy shall continue to inspire fans all over.

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His legacy will live on ‘FOREVER’.

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