Chadwick Boseman laid to rest earlier this month near SC hometown

Chadwick Boseman laid to rest earlier this month near SC hometown

Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died of colon cancer on August 28, 2020 in Los Angeles.

The Black Panther star was laid to rest September 3 at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina, according to The Associated Press.

Chadwick's cause of death was listed as "multiple organ failure" and the underlying cause is colon cancer, as his family revealed when they announced his tragic death.

Additionally, according to the certificate, Boseman underwent colectomy surgery in 2016.

Following his diagnosis in 2016, Boseman had surgery to remove colon cancer and had laparoscopic surgery this March to remove cancer that had metastasized, the certificate showed.

After the actor was laid to rest, his close friends and family members held a private memorial in Malibu, California where many of his Marvel costars had also joined his grieving widow and singer Taylor Simone Ledwad in saying their parting words for the star.

As you can see in the image below shared by AIPT, it was be emblazoned with Black Panther icons and reads, "Rest In Power - Chadwick Boseman - 1976 - 2020". According to WKRN, the daughter of James Brown and Boseman's pastor were among the speakers at the ceremony. "It doesn't make sense". His family said in a previous statement that Boseman had been diagnosed with the illness four years ago.

"The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this hard time", their message concluded.

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