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American actor Chadwick Boseman passes away at the age of 43

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American actor Chadwick Boseman passed away at the age of 43, according to a statement posted on his twitter account on Friday. ~

The statement says that Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, and battled it for four years as it progressed to stage four. The statement continues, “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.” The statement goes on to say that playing King T’Challa in Black Panther was the “honor of his career.” Finally, the statement says that he died in his home with his wife and family by his side, and thanks the public for their love and prayers as well as asking for a continued respect of the families privacy. ~

Boseman was born in Anderson, South Carolina. He attended Howard University and studied at the Oxford Mid-Summer Program for acting, before moving to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue his craft on the big screen. Boseman was best known for his portrayal of T’Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2016-2019, especially in the film Black Panther (2018). He has also starred as several pioneering Americans, such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017). Boseman also played important roles in The Express (2008), Draft Day (2014), and Message from the King (2016), according to IMDb. ~

ARTICLE: CONNOR KMIECIK

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