‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman passed away of cancer at 43. The actor was admired by the audience for his character in the movie ‘Black Panther’ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
How painful the year 2020 will get?
On Friday 28 August, Chadwick lost his four-year private battle with colon cancer.
In 2016, when it was in stage III, he was diagnosed with the disease and managed to continue battling for another four years until it reached a critical stage.
Confirming the news an official statement was released by the family of the late actor, “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.”
About The Late Actor – Chadwick Boseman :
Chadwick Boseman was born to African-Americans Carolyn and Leroy Boseman in South Carolina; the actor studied at Howard University and completed a degree in direction.
He later attended the British American Drama Academy’s Oxford Mid-Summer Program in London, and then the Digital Film Academy in New York City.
At the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem ,New York, he initially worked as a drama teacher but moved to Los Angeles to try full-time acting.
Boseman began his career on the small screen with “Third Watch” in 2003, appearing in just one episode. He performed similarly in common shows like “Law & Order,” “CSI: NY” and “ER.”
He made his film debut in 2008 with a minor role in the sports drama “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story”. His first film as a lead actor came in “The Kill Hole” in 2012.
Boseman played baseball star Robinson in “42” the next year, opposite Harrison Ford. With this particular movie, he rose to fame in Hollywood. While the movie dealt with the question of racial integration in American baseball.
The actor has been praised for the role he played of a retired baseball player’s authentic and stoic depiction.
Apparently, Chadwick Boseman passed away on the day Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated by Major League Baseball.
His next unforgettable role was in biopic “Get on Up,” by Tate Taylor about singer James Brown ‘s life.
After years of hard work, it was his turn that gave him global fame as Wakanda King T’Challa the superhero Black Panther, a role he played in four Marvel films.
He was first seen in “Captain America: Civil War” blockbuster in 2016.
Two years later the actor created headlines by leading a completely all-Black cast with “Black Panther” solo Marvel film.
The film directed by Ryan Coogler is regarded as a landmark film because of its plotline that broke all the stereotypes about Black identity.
Boseman was playing T’Challa who takes on Black Panther’s mantle after his father, T’Chaka, the king of the fictional but powerful African country Wakanda, dies in a bomb explosion.
“Black Panther” was a big success for Disney-owned Marvel Studios, grossing more than USD 1.3 billion in gross worldwide and being the first superhero film to get nominated for Best Picture at Oscars.
Chadwick has been cherished by fans and friends, and will never be forgotten. The famous “Wakanda Forever” salute will reverberate in the forever world.