Chadwick Boseman, actor of the famous award winning superhero movie Black Panther has died after a four year battle with colon cancer.
Boseman, Aged 43, died at his home in Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side.
In a statement made by his family, Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and never publicly disclosed his health conditions and continued to work on numerous Hollywood films amidst countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
“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.
Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University and had small roles in television before his first star turn in 2013. His striking portrayal of the stoic baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford in 2013′s 42 drew attention in Hollywood and made him a star.
“Black Panther” the first major studio superhero movie featuring a predominantly African American cast went on to become one of the trendy movies of the year and was nominated for several Oscars including best pictures.