Wakanda Forever! Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away today at 43 after losing his battle with colon cancer.
Boseman had been fighting this battle with colon cancer for the past 4 years after being diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer back in 2016. Unfortunately it progressed to Stage IV in which he now lost the battle.
The news was confirmed by Boseman’s team in a statement posted to the actor’s social media accounts Friday night. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the statement reads. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progresses to stage IV.”
The statement adds, “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.”
He will truly be missed as he was scheduled to reprise his role as Black Panther in the sequel in 2022.