If you have ever viewed any of Chadwick Boseman’s interviews one thing was obvious, he was more than a beloved actor. He was a compassionate humanitarian with an endearing love for his family and friends.
The Black Panther star passed away at home in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. His wife was at his bedside alongside close family.
Announcing Boseman’s death, the family said in a statement: ‘It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,’ the family said.
‘A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.’
The family revealed several of Boseman’s recent films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, and August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, were filmed ‘during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.’
His surprise pop-up with fans on Jimmy Fallon had us all in tears as he embraced complete strangers.
The legacy he has left behind will be honored, adored and respected for years to come.
Rest in Power king.