If you’ve ever watched any of Chadwick Boseman’s interviews, it’s clear he’s more than just a beloved actor. He was a compassionate humanitarian with a deep love for family and friends.
The Black Panther star died at his home in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. His wife and close family were at his bedside.
Boseman’s family announced Boseman’s death in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016. And fought it for the last 4 years until it progressed to stage IV,” the family said.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered and brought you many of the films you love so much.”
The family revealed that several of Boseman’s most recent films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods and August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, were filmed “during and in between numerous surgeries and chemo treatments”.
His surprise pop up with fans on Jimmy Fallon brought us all to tears when he hugged complete strangers.
He left a legacy that will be respected, adored and respected for years to come.
Rest in peace the king of power.