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Wakanda Forever: Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies

Marvel’s Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has died at 42 after a four-year fight with colon cancer.

A statement about his death was published on his Instagram page, saying the star died at home with his wife and family by his side.

Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.

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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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Chadwick most famously was the first black Marvel superhero to headline his own movie in Black Panther and starred in a string of Avengers movies. 

Recently, he sparked concern among fans, appearing very thin in videos on social media.

Boseman played black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame in the Marvel franchise.

While his diagnosis was kept under wraps, the actor reportedly filmed movies between surgeries and chemotherapy.

He was slated to star in Black Panther 2 to be released in 2022.

#WakandaForever is already trending on Twitter as shocked fans react to the star’s death and post tributes.

Wakanda is a fictional country located in sub-Saharan Africa, home to Black Panther. 


Co-star Chris Hemsworth wrote that he would miss his friend.

“This is a crushing blow” actor and director Jordan Peele said on Twitter.

While Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios tweeted: “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.” 

Many also commented on how Boseman was a real-life superhero continuing to work while undergoing treatment.

When Black Panther premiered, to an emotional standing ovation for the cast, Boseman said he hoped people would watch the movie and see the hero in themselves.

“Even if it’s a white person who sees it if they can see a Black character and identify with them, it changes a little bit about how our society is,” he said.

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