Marvel star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer
The 43-year-old actor and Marvel cinematic universe star Chadwick Aaron Boseman have died after a 4-year battle with colon cancer.
“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to 4,” says the statement.
Boseman's career began in 2003. The first film was "Third Watch". Over the next 10 years, he played minor roles, until 2013.
Boseman made it to the top of Hollywood actors with the release of "42". MLB expressed its condolences over the actor's death.
“We are devastated by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman. His transcendent performance in “42” will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come,” MLB wrote.
We are devastated by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman. His transcendent performance in “42” will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/8oU7QpdLSE— MLB (@MLB) August 29, 2020
Chadwick's last film was the ending of the third phase of the MCU, "Avengers: Endgame."
“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. “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.”
It was the highest honor getting to work with you and getting to know you. What a generous and sincere human being. You believed in the sacred nature of the work and gave your all. Much love to your family. And much love from all of us left here.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020