Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther and Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42, has passed away. The Marvel icon had been battling colon cancer for four years. He was just 43 years old and had so much left to give.
The tragic news was first reported by the Associated Press, Friday night. It has since been confirmed by Chadwick Boseman’s social media accounts.
Chadwick Boseman died with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante said in the report. His family released the following statement:
“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. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”