Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away on Saturday at the age of 43. Boseman who was diagnosed with colon cancer dies at his Los Angeles residence.
“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 in the statement.
“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.”
Inspired the whole world while fighting a battle of your own. From an African King to another much respect. Unfortunately your days were cut short Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman.🕊️ pic.twitter.com/51YTa9sREU— African King (@ZakesBantwiniSA) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman did all those films after being diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer, in the middle of surgeries and chemo?— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) August 29, 2020
Then he didn't 'lose the battle against cancer'. He won. He f**king won — because he put that disease in its place until the very end!
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/373uatjNNJ— Marvel India (@Marvel_India) August 29, 2020
Actor Dwayne Johnson tweeted: “Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world. My love and strength to your family.”
“Some of you here struggled against the university itself,” he said to the mostly minority ethnic audience.
“Many of you will leave Howard and enter systems and institutions that have a history of discrimination and marginalisation.
“The fact that you have struggled with this university which you love is a sign that you can use your education to improve the world that you are entering.”