Hours ago, popular and well loved American actor, Chadwick Boseman, 43, star of “Black Panther,” died after battling colon cancer for four years.
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.
Just three months earlier, fans of Boseman expressed their concern after the actor appeared to have lost weight in a video he posted to Instagram. Boseman was speaking about an initiative called Operation 42, which aims to help hospitals that serve African-American communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Reacting to his painful exit, Movie producer and mum of twins, Funke Akindele wrote “In life, we all go through our private battles, yet this should never deter us from moving on and making an impact. Despite your health issues for years, you never stopped entertaining us with great movies, you kept that smile every time you appeared before the camera or your fans, making them feel loved even though you had a burden deep down. You will continue to be loved Chadwick Boseman. Rest In Peace
Actress Adesua Etomi wrote “Chadwick!!! How did you do all you did while you were so ill? Real life super hero.
Rest in power.✊🏾
Banky W wrote”It’s not about when you die, but how you lived.
2020 sha. Kai.”
Journalist Kemi Ajumobi wrote “Wakanda news is this???
Sometimes, we do not understand the reason for the push, the urgency in delivering the given assignment. You just know you have to do it, your peace ceases but your drive increases.
You really can’t place your hand on the justification for responding to the push, you just do it and when you are done, your peace resumes.
Thank you Chadwick Boseman for your brilliant performance in The Black Panther. It was your gift to us, we will remember how you were part of a narrative that needed to be told.
We have learnt the importance of responding to urgency in vision delivery from you. Time is everything and indeed we must use it wisely and timely.
We have also learnt to be mindful of people, you never know what they are going through. Because they look good, dress well, smell nice, perfect in their role presentations and more, doesn’t mean all is fine, it just shows that they have mastered how to project their purpose over their pain.
There you were, ‘killing’ your lines and excellently delivering your roles back to back, there you were, battling a terminal illness but you never allowed it to terminate your life while you were carrying out your assigned roles.
But when you were done…fully done, and it was time, life happened but you had already told THE story before you bid us all good bye. So in actual reality, you won. What a legacy. REST ON HERO….YOU LIVED”
Dance queen Kaffy wrote “This is one entered my chest and cut through . I don’t know him but I met him . I met him through his manifested capacity and diligent use of his talent and grace .
See guys life is frail !
No amount of Money
No amount of fame
No amount of BLOW
Can pay for life .
You pay through service to humanity not because you want people to see you and know you but because you can still live when you die !
My dear dancers , creatives as you can see all is vanity . What matters when you are gone is how much you matter to humanity now .
Give your self , live fully , DIE empty !
Thank you @chadwickboseman . Through all the pain you were going through that none of us could see , you were selfless to live your life for us to be inspired and empowered !
Wakanda Forever! Chadwick FOREVER !!!”
Media personality, Tolu Oniru aka Toolz wrote “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always” – Brad Meltzer
To think Chadwick was battling cancer while putting in incredible effort to become a favourite superhero to many of us.
A profound teaching moment for us all.”