Black Panther Star, King T’Challa, Dies Of Colon Cancer

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Chadwick Boseman, star of the ground -breaking superhero movie “Black Panther, ” has died from colon cancer .
This was made known via his verified Twitter handle @chadwickboseman.
The tweet reads:
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— Chadwick Boseman (@ chadwickboseman ) August 29 , 2020
As also reported by the AFP , Boseman, who was in his 40 s, had not publicly discussed his condition — which was first diagnosed in 2016 — and continued to work on major Hollywood films .
“It was the honor of his career to bring King T ’Challa to life in Black Panther, ” said a statement posted to Boseman’s social media accounts .
“He died in his home , with his wife and family by his side . ”
Boseman became the first black superhero to get his own standalone film in the record – breaking Marvel franchise with 2018 ’s “Black Panther .”
The movie, set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda, was adored by critics and audiences , becoming the first comic book film to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars and grossing over $1 billion worldwide.
Earlier in his career , Boseman played black icons Jackie Robinson in “42 ” and James Brown in “Get on Up. ”
He recently appeared in Spike Lee ’s “Da 5 Bloods ” and was set to appear in a sequel to “Black Panther ” due in 2022 .
“ A true fighter , Chadwick persevered through it all ” and filmed projects “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy ,” the family’s statement said .
( Twitter / AFP )

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