'Black Panther' actor, Chadwick Boseman, dead at 43

'Black Panther' star, Chadwick Boseman, has died at the age of 43, after a four year battle with Colon Cancer.

The actor's family confirmed the sad news via his official social media accounts, as the world was instantly thrown into mourning.

According to the family, Chadwick was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2016, long before he appeared as 'T'Challa' in the Marvel blockbuster, 'Black Panther' in 2018. 

The disease, however, later, progressed to stage 4, and claimed his life on Friday, August 28, 2020. 

The family's statement read, "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. 

"Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years, as it progressed to stage IV.

 "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 many more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.

"It was the honour of his career to bring 'King T'Challa' to life in Black Panther.

"He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.

"The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time."

Chadwick was married to singer,. Taylor Simone Ledward before his death.

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