Inside the Magic has learned of the passing of Chadwick Boseman. The man who brought King T’Challa to life in Marvel’s Black Panther has passed away from colon cancer on August 28, 2020, at the age of 43. He was in his home in Los Angeles.
The news was shared over Twitter by Scott Gustin who learned it from an AP report.
AP FLASH: 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer, representative tells AP.
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) August 29, 2020
Boseman’s loved ones posted the news on his official Twitter account:
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as if progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick preserved through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshal 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. He died in his home with this wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Chadwick landed an eternal place in the hearts of Marvel and Disney fans everywhere when he made his big entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe first as Prince and then King T’Challa. The Black Panther.
We now know that he was battling cancer at the same time he began battling the bad guys of the MCU first in Captain America: Civil War, followed by his standalone film Black Panther, and then Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
You can watch the full press conference with Chadwick and Jordan here:
Chadwick was scheduled to reprise his role of King T’Challa in Marvel’s upcoming film Black Panther 2, set to be released in 2022.
Both Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have released statements on his passing, as well as Disney Chairman Bob Iger, Marvel Head Kevin Feige, and several of Chadwick’s Marvel co-stars like Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana, and Brie Larson.
Chadwick Boseman was an extremely friendly, genuine, popular, and talented actor and he will be greatly missed.
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