Chadwick Boseman, 'Black Panther' star, dies

Los Angeles: 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer at the age of 43, his family said in a statement.

The actor had been battling cancer for four years.

"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 in the statement. The actor had been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016.

"He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side", the statement said.

Boseman became a household name after appearing as the Marvel superhero Black Panther in 2016’s 'Captain America: Civil War', and then in director Ryan Coogler’s 2018 film, which went on to gross over $1.3 billion worldwide. He followed it up with two more appearances as the character in 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Avengers: Endgame'.

His most recent film appearance was in director Spike Lee’s 'Da 5 Bloods'.

 

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