After reportedly battling with colon cancer since four years ago, actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his portrayal of T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has passed away in his home in Los Angeles, with his family by his side.
According to Chadwick’s official Twitter post, the actor had been diagnosed with stage III colon cancer back in 2016, which he continued to battle with for another 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. The post mentioned:
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
Fans worldwide have already begun sending their tributes for the star, with the hashtags #WakandaForever and #RestInPower currently in trending. In a statement posted to Twitter, Marvel Studios wrote: “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.”
Marvel co-stars have also joined in to pay their tributes, including Chris Evans, who played Captain America, and Mark Ruffalo, who played Hulk in the MCU.
Our hearts and thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman and his family. His legacy will be well remembered and will continue to be an inspiration to all.