American actor, Chadwick Boseman, 43, star of “Black Panther,” has died of cancer on Friday after battling colon cancer for four years.
According to reports, Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The New York post.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said. “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. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.” His family said in a statement.
Although, Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis. He is said to have survived by his wife and a parent and had no children.