Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies aged 43
Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.
The star, who was best known for his role as T'Challa in Marvel's hugely successful Black Panther, passed away yesterday (August 28th).
Boseman died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, a statement posted on social media has confirmed. He had been diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, but had chosen to keep the information private.
His family have issued a statement, which you can read below:
The actor initially pursued a career in theatre, Boseman's film breakthrough came in 2013 when he played baseball star Jackie Robinson in biopic 42.
After wowing with his portrayal of soul star James Brown in Get On Up, Boseman won the role of T'Challa, who becomes Black Panther.
Boseman played in role in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as well as 2018's solo movie, which took over $1.3 billion at the box office.
Tributes to the actor have been paid from figures in the movie industry and beyond, a selection are included below:
Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/C5xGkUi9oZ— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
A warrior of light til the very end. A true king. I am without words. May he rise in power. https://t.co/50nfbvZpAq— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) August 29, 2020
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/YQMrEJy90x— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 29, 2020