In some absolutely tragic news, Chadwick Boseman has passed away at the age of just 43.
A statement posted to the actor’s social media pages revealed how Chadwick had been battling colon cancer for the past four years. He passed away at his Los Angeles home, with his wife and family at his side.
Boseman will of course be best known to genre fans for tackling the role of T’Challa, aka Black Panther, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Away from the MCU, Chadwick wowed as Jackie Robinson in 42, as James Brown in Get on Up, and most recently in Spike Lee’s brilliant Da 5 Bloods.
While Chadwick Boseman was clearly a phenomenal on-screen talent, he was seemingly an even more phenomenal human being – as shown by the outpouring of love shown to him in response to this utterly tragic news.
When this interview was done, Chadwick Boseman was at stage 3 in his cancer. I am so heartbroken & can not put this in words, he was not only a superhero in the film but in real life. Rest in peace Chadwick Boseman. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/HJxrK8hjiL— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) August 29, 2020
It’s long but worth it. Incredibly sad news about Chadwick Boseman who was clearly a lovely manpic.twitter.com/bZcAyT7V8B— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 29, 2020
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
Chadwick was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, per reports. During that time, he gave us Civil War, Marshall, Black Panther, Infinity War, Endgame, 21 Bridges and Da 5 Bloods. Lord only knows what he was going through on a daily basis.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 29, 2020
The thoughts of all here at STARBURST go out to the family, friends, and fans of Chadwick Boseman at this time. Rest in peace, King.