Actor Chadwick Boseman, who is best known for his starring role as T’Challa in the 2018 film Black Panther, has died. His death was announced via his Twitter account Friday night. Boseman was 43.
The world is mourning the sudden loss of Boseman who also had leading roles in the films 42, where he portrayed baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Get on Up, where he played James Brown and Marshall, where he played America’s first Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
According the a tweet released on his account, Boseman died from stage IV colon cancer, which he was battling privately. He died in his home where he was surrounded by his wife and family.
“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. “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.”
Boseman was the recipient of several awards including two Screen Actor Guild Awards and two MTV Movie & TV Awards.