US actor Chadwick Boseman has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to an announcement posted by his camp on Friday (Aug. 28) to his social media accounts.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” read the statement. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.”
Boseman “died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,” it did not specify when he died.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love… It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Marvel mourned Boseman’s passing by sharing an image of his “Black Panther” poster on Instagram.
“Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.”
Several celebrities including Rick Ross, LeBron James, Big Sean and Ciara also expressed their grief, with Ciara calling his passing “truly sad.”
Oprah Winfrey chose to honor Boseman’s strength in her tribute message.
“What a gentle gifted SOUL. Showing us all that Greatness in between surgeries and chemo. The courage, the strength, the Power it takes to do that. This is what Dignity looks like.“
What a gentle gifted SOUL. Showing us all that Greatness in between surgeries and chemo. The courage, the strength, the Power it takes to do that. This is what Dignity looks like. https://t.co/U3OOnJVS42
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) August 29, 2020
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Thank You for being as cool as you were this day & taking a selfie with my son at All Star Weekend in Chicago. Lord Knows what you were going thru in this time, but you helped me make my son’s birthday weekend special. 🙏🏾 Grateful that my son got the opportunity to meet you as he looked at you as a Hero on & off screen!! REST IN POWER @chadwickboseman
Thank you for the incredible work and sacrifice bro, I can’t imagine what you were going through the last few years while delivering the amazing work you gave us. You were too undeniable n masterful. You never know what someone is really going through, remember that! Thank you Chadwick for lifting US up! God Bless your Soul 🙏🏾🖤
Rest In Peace to the black Panther!!! We got a chance to bug out one time at the met Gala along with a few other great people . “Black” was def in the building that night ask @tiffanyhaddish she was leading the pack. I’ve only met you a couple times but this one hit me hard. You def left a mark on the world and planted seeds for us all to grow with . Thank you for your existence. The flesh is gone but the spirit is still alive.