Chadwick Boseman, star of the megahit movie ‘Black Panther’ passed away. He was 43. The lead actor of the Marvel superhero series was battling with colon cancer.
Boseman’s family in a statement issued on social media said that the actor died at his residence in Los Angeles. His wife and other family members were with him at his final moments.
Four years ago, Chadwick Boseman first learnt about the cancer he was carrying. However he never disclosed the matter in public. Neither the media could find anything about it.
The sudden demise of the Black Panther star has left Hollywood speechless. From Boseman’s colleagues to shocked fans, all are expressing their grieves on social medias.
Chadwick Boseman began his on-screen journey through television in 2003. And his first film was the 2008 movie ‘The Express: The Ernie Davis Story’.
However Boseman was brought to limelight by two biographical films. In 2014, he portrayed the famous US baseball player Jackie Robinson in the movie ‘42’. The next year he played the character of singer James Brown in ‘Get On Up’. These two films helped Boseman to strengthen his position in Hollywood.
But all his previous successes were suppressed in 2018 by the blockbuster movie ‘Black Panther’. In this film of the Marvel productions’ superhero series, Chadwick Boseman performed as the king of a fictional African kingdom named Wakanda, who used to rule his country with the most advanced technology on planet.
Along with the strong positive reviews from the critics, the film gained mass commercial success too. ‘Black Panther’ earned $1.3 billion worldwide.
The movie also became a part of Hollywood history as most of it’s artists and technicians were happened to be black including the director and the lead actor Boseman. Also ‘Black Panther’ became the first black superhero film to be nominated in Academy Awards in the ‘Best Film’ category.
Boseman later worked as King Black Panther in Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War ‘and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ too.
Production of the sequel of ‘Black Panther’ was on process and was scheduled to release in 2022. Chadwick Boseman was about to return as the mighty king once again with this film. But his sudden death has now stopped everything. Hollywood has just lost one of it’s most potential stars.
As soon the news of Chadwick Boseman’s demise broke out, fans and celebrities started to express their grieves remembering the actor’s journey and achievements.
Megastar Dwayne Johnson in a tweet wrote, “Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world. My love and strength to your family.”
Barack Obama, the former president of the United States, praised Boseman’s contributions in film industry. Vice presidential candidate of Democratic Party for the upcoming US election Kamala Harris paid her tribute to the late actor.
Chadwick Boseman was born on 29 November 1976 in South Carolina. His mother was a nurse and father an entrepreneur. Boseman graduated from Howard University in Washington. His first appearance on screen was in the television series ‘Third Watch’ in 2003. He debuted on big screen by the 2008 film ‘42’.