Actor Chadwick Boseman projected so many emotions with his energetic acting skill in films like Black Panther, Get on Up and 42.
Boseman who played the iconic character of Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died Friday of cancer at 43.
Boseman died as his home in the Los Angeles are with his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, and family by his side, his pulicist, Nicki Fioravante, told the Associated Press.
The actor never spoke publicly about any of his health issues. He was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family revealed in a statement.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “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.”
His death came during a reckoning with the racial injustice and on Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day.
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