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29 Aug 2020

Black Panther Star,Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer Aged 43

Chadwick Boseman , star of " Black Panther," died on Friday after a
four year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety . He
was 43.

Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman's career
first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie
Robinson (in 2013's "42") and James Brown (in 2014's "Get on Up").

"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick
Boseman," said a statement posted to his Twitter feed. "It was the
honor of his life to bring King T'Challa to life in 'Black Panther.'"

Although Boseman never spoke publicly about his diagnosis, according
to the statement, he worked through his treatment for much of his
career, starting when he played another Black American icon, NAACP
lawyer and future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, in 2017's
"Marshall" — a year before the premiere of "Black Panther."

Boseman most recently appeared in Spike Lee 's Vietnam War drama "Da
5 Bloods," and this year he's due to appear opposite in Viola Davis
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," a feature adaptation of the August Wilson
play, directed by George C. Wolfe.
He was born the youngest of three boys and raised in Anderson, S.C.,
by his mother, who worked as a nurse, and father, who worked in a
textile factory. When he was a junior in high school, Boseman wrote
and staged a play about the shooting death of a basketball teammate,
which turned his life towards the arts. He studied directing at Howard
University, where he was mentored by Phylicia Rashad.

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