Hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman, known for his role of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has died of colon cancer at the age of 43, his official Twitter page said in a statement, Sputnik news agency reported.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV,” the statement said on late Friday.
Boseman died in his home with family by his side.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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,” the statement added.
Boseman played the role of Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
He also played in “Marshall” (2017), “Gods of Egypt” (2016) and “Da 5 Bloods” (2020) among others.