Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passes away at 43

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passes away at 43

Boseman's portrayal of Marvel superhero Black Panther was lauded as an important landmark in the fight for wider representation in Hollywood. Boseman "died in his home, with his wife and family by his side".

He was 43, his publicist Nicki Fioravante said in a statement.

The films which the actor shot between countless surgeries and chemotherapy included Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma, Rainey's Black Bottom.

Originally intending to work behind the camera, Boseman graduated from Howard University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing.

"Rest in Paradise King", James wrote with a crown emoji and the hashtags #TheHellWith2020 and #FCancer.

"I knew that it could be a life-changing experience to be a part of this movie and I knew that everybody has a stake in it", Boseman had said about his role in 42 during an interview with movieclips.com in 2013.

Boseman passed away on the same day of MLB's annual celebration of Jackie Robinson Day.

"He was our T'Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend", Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said in a statement. Black Panther, on October 28, 2014, at a splashy press presentation of the studio's upcoming slate.

Boseman act as di ruler of Wakanda, one African nation dem come up with for di film wey get di most advanced technology on earth.

Boseman returned to his alma mater in 2018 to give the commencement speech.

The American actor got his start on the soap opera All My Children.

"The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your goal", he said at the time.

Boseman's death was also confirmed on his official Twitter account. "The best way to put it is: How often do you see a movie about a black hero who has a love story ... he has a spirituality".

The actor had not publicly released that he was battling cancer before his death. "He will be missed".

The NAACP said: "For showing us how to conquer adversity with grace..."

"Can we please just love on each other now, we are losing each other!" Kamala Harris, celebrating her selection as Biden's running mate.

Tributes have already begun pouring in for the star, including from actor Mark Ruffalo and director Jordan Peele, who tweeted "This is a crushing blow".

"This young man's dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal". You can't completely block out that feeling of responsibility, but you can focus the same way he did-one thing at a time, moment to moment. "Gone too soon! Rest In Peace King!"

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