Chadwick Boseman, star of the revolutionary superhero movie Black Panther, bade farewell to the world after a four year battle with cancer on Friday.
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
Actor Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther Marvel film star, breathed his last at the age of 43 in his house located in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side. A true combatant, Chadwick persevered it very nicely through the way and brought many of the films which were loved not just by his admirers but by the masses across the world.
Boseman was reportedly diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, Boseman, however, did not disclose anything about his diagnosis in public.
He was popular globally, owing to his starring role as Black Panther in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies such as Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
A run-through of Boseman’s journey
Boseman played the first-ever black superhero to get his own standalone film in the record-breaking Marvel franchise with 2018’s “Black Panther.” But It took some time for Boseman’s moment to come. He first got into theater, acting, and writing a play as an undergraduate at Howard. Later visited Africa for the first time during college with director and theater professor Mike Malone. He got his first television role in 2003, in an episode of Third Watch.
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.
A year later, he wowed audiences as Brown in the biopic ‘Get On Up.’
Bozeman kept working in TV shows like ABC Family’s ‘Lincoln Heights’ and NBC’s ‘Person until signing the iconic black panther in 2016.
Boseman’s struggles paid off in 2018 when the marvel franchise black panther was released. The film opened to great anticipation, becoming one of the highest-grossing films in the United States for the year 2018.
He reprised the role of a black panther in both marvel avengers; infinity war and avengers end game which was released in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Both films were the highest-grossing of the year they were released, with Endgame going on to become the highest-grossing film of all time.
And before Marvel, Chadwick was known for his eccentric portrayal of the legendary Robinson in Brian Helgeland’s “42” (2013), which is the highest-grossing debut for a baseball movie in Hollywood industry’s history.
#WakandaForever: Celebs and fans mourn the demise of ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman
As the heart-stirring news broke, from Captain America to vice president nominee kamela harris everyone was deeply touched. They verbalized their deepest sympathies through twitter.
“This is a crushing blow” actor and director Jordan Peele said on Twitter, one of many expressing shock as the news spread across social media.
This is a crushing blow.— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) August 29, 2020
“This broke me,” said actor and writer Issa Rae.
This broke me.— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) August 29, 2020
Captain America actor Chris Evans called Boseman “a true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create.”
I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 29, 2020
Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King💙 pic.twitter.com/oBERXlw66Z
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted that Boseman “inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want, even superheroes.”
The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 29, 2020
His T’Challa character was first introduced to the blockbuster Marvel movies in 2016’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ and his ‘Wakanda Forever’ salute reverberated around the world after the release of ‘Black Panther’ two years ago.
“I don’t think the world was ready for a `Black Panther’ movie before this moment. Socially and politically, it wasn’t ready for it,” he told AP at the time.
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- tweeted Kamela harris.
From his groundbreaking work in Black Panther to his portrayal of Thurgood Marshall, Chadwick Boseman helped paint a new picture of what’s possible. Keeping his family, friends, and fans in my prayers during this difficult time.pic.twitter.com/yfjfNYWjYD— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
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