Chadwick Boseman, the actor who amassed fame of global cinema audience with his superhero movie Black Panther, has passed away. Boseman had colon cancer since 2016. He passed away at his home with his family by his side. A post confirming his demise was posted on Twitter from his official account.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
He was 43 years old at the time of his death. Boseman worked in many films like Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Black Panther of course. He worked on many films despite going through chemotherapy and routine surgeries.
Boseman was born in Anderson, South Carolina in 1977. He graduated from Howard University in 2000 with a bachelors in Fine Arts. He returned to Howard to gave a speech in 2018 for the commencement ceremony.
Boseman was supposed to work on a sequel of his all-time hit movie Black Panther. It was scheduled to release in 2022.
Actors and notable personalities have paid tribute to Boseman on Twitter:
It was the highest honor getting to work with you and getting to know you. What a generous and sincere human being. You believed in the sacred nature of the work and gave your all. Much love to your family. And much love from all of us left here.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 29, 2020
With departure of Chadwick Boseman, the black community and film industry have lost an iconic artist. Chadwick tried to tackle the tradition of representing stereotypical roles of Black community in cinema. His portfolio represents movies from various genres. It shows us how versatile of an actor he was.
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