*Oh wow. This is a big one. Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing the Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died from died cancer, his representative said. He was 43.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.
Boseman, who also played baseballer Jackie Robinson in and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown in motion picture bios, was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
“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.”
Now we most likely know why he had lost so much weight in the last year or so.
Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.