Following his 4 year battle with cancer, Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman has passed away. He was aged 43.
According to reports, he died on Friday in his home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
“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.
Prior to finding fame as Marvels character, Black Panther, he had played Black Icons Jack Robinson and James Brown.
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.
He is survived by his wife and a parent and had no children.