Chadwick Boseman passes away from cancer at age 43

The world got extremely devastating news on Friday (Aug. 28) evening when news broke that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away at age 43 after losing a battle with cancer.

For millions around the world, especially Black people, Boseman was an incredible figure who was loved and revered for him role as T’challa in the Marvel Universe movie. It broke countless amounts of records and became an immediate staple in the cinema industry.‘Black Panther’ sequel release date announced

According to AP Style, the actor died at his Los Angeles home. His wife and other members of his family were by his side at the time, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told the news outlet.

In a statement, Boseman’s family confirmed that he was secretly battling colon cancer after first learning of his diagnosis four years ago.

“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.”

Boseman starred in a number of other incredible movies including Jackie Robinson’s biopic, James Brown’s biopic; as well as appeared in many TV shows such as “All My Children” and much more.

The Minority Report would like to send out condolences to Boseman, his family, friends and colleagues.

Nathan Odige