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Chadwick Boseman’s Brother is Celebrating Two Years of Being Cancer Free

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*Kevin Boseman, older brother of late actor Chadwick Boseman, is celebrating two years of being cancer free.

The 48-year-old dancer and choreographer shared the news on his Instagram Story on Oct. 14.

“Today marks my official two-year remission anniversary,” Kevin wrote. “October 14, 2020.”

He continued, “I was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent four rounds of chemotherapy. I’m in remission!!!!! You read right. I am in remission.”

Kevin noted that he shared the news “because while it’s been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so many of us, this is good news,” according to TheGrio.

READ MORE: Viola Davis Remembers ‘My Baby’ Chadwick Boseman at ‘Ma Rainey’ Event

 

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TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ ____________________________________ While the Boseman family has been mourning the unfortunate passing of their loved one, #Chadwick, they are also celebrating a win for his brother, #KevinBoseman. Earlier this month, Kevin took to Instagram, revealing that he too had been diagnosed with cancer, but is happy to be in remission. ____________________________________ “Today marks my official two-year remission anniversary, October 14, 2020,” he wrote. “I was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent for rounds of chemotherapy. I’m in remission!!!!! You read right. I am in remission.” ____________________________________ Similar to Chadwick, Kevin said he initially did not share the news publicly, but felt this time of remission is something “to smile about” in a year full of so much tragedy. ____________________________________ “I wanted to share because while it’s been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so—click the link in our bio to read more!

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“Something to smile about. Something to shout about,” he continued. “I hope you’re smiling and shouting with me. Cancer is something most of us have no control over. We can only control our responses to it, which includes being proactive about our healthcare both physically and mental.”

Kevin added, “Tomorrow is not promised and early detection saves lives. Health is wealth. True wealth.”

His remission anniversary comes less than two months after Chadwick died after a four year private battle with colon cancer. 

The “Black Panther” star died on Aug. 28 at the age of 43.

The sad news was shared his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

“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.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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