Chadwick Boseman has been confirmed dead at the age of 43. The Black Panther star died after a battle with colon cancer. The news has been shared on many websites since the confirmation of his demise on Friday.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” his Instagram reads. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. “
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall 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,” the statement continues. “It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. “
The statement means that the family thanks everyone for their love and prayers “and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. “
Chadwick Boseman never spoken about his diagnosis, hence, the shock following the news of his death.
The actor’s last Instagram activity was on Augus 11th 2020, when he rejoiced over Kamala Harris being chosen as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee.
“YES @KamalaHarris! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #WhenWeAllVote #Vote2020,” he wrote alongside a photo of the two.