Chadwick Boseman, a 43-year-old US actor, who died in his house in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side. Chadwick was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago but had not made the information public. He is best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise. The news of his death left fans and film world stunned as he never discussed his diagnosis publicly.
However, fans started raising concerns over his health due to noticeable weight loss. Tribute has already begun pouring in for the Chadwick Boseman.
Early Life and Bio
Chadwick Boseman is born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, to Carolyn and Leroy Boseman. His father worked at a textile factory and his mother was a nurse, his father was also managing an upholstery business. Chadwick graduated from T.L. Hann High School in 1995. He attended college at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and graduated in 2000.
Name: Chadwick Aaron Boseman
Place of Birth: Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth:
Age: 43 years
Spouse: Taylor Simone Ledward
Died: August 28, 2020
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death: Colon cancer
Alma mater: Howard University (BFA) and British American Drama Academy
Years active: 2003–2020
- The Express: The Ernie Davis Story as Floyd Little
- The Kil Hole as Lt. Samuel Drake
- 42 as Jackie Robinson
- Draft Day as Vontae Mack
- Get on Up as James Brown
- Gods of Egypt as Thoth
- Captain America: Civil War as T’Challa / Black Panther
- Message from the King as Jacob King
- Marshall as Thurgood Marshall
- Black Panther as T’Challa / Black Panther
- Avengers: Infinity War as T’Challa / Black Panther
- Avengers: Endgame as T’Challa / Black Panther
- 21 Bridges as Andre Davis
- Da 5 Bloods as Norman Earl “Stormin’ Norm” Holloway
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as Levee
Chadwick Boseman – “Black Panther” star dies of Cancer at 43
Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which was not made known publicly. However, the colon cancer eventually progressed to stage IV before 2020. He has had multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, but he continued to work and complete filming for several films.
He died in his home on August 28, 2020, with his wife and family by his side.
Below are tweets from fans about his death and tribute to him:
Chadwick Boseman brought history to life on the silver screen, from Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.
As Black Panther, he was also a superhero to many.
And despite his 4 year long battle with cancer, he kept fighting and he kept inspiring. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/f0Tc8ByaXj
— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) August 29, 2020
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/DyibBLoBxz
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 29, 2020
Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/C5xGkUi9oZ
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020