Fans of the Marvel Universe and Cinema in general are shocked today to learn of the death of actor Chadwick Boseman. Although kept secret, Boseman appeared to have been fighting a 4 year battle with Colon Cancer and has now lost his fight. Fans of the actor were worried about his appearance as images appeared of a weak and frail Boseman being wheeled into the hostpital.

Boseman was 43.

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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. ⁣ ⁣ 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. ⁣ ⁣ It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣ ⁣ He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ ⁣ The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

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Boseman broke into the scene showcasing his talent with roles in biographical films that covered black leaders who were icons in the black community. His work as Jackie Robinson and James Brown earned him critical acclaim. Boseman also protraid legendary Civil Rights lawyer and Supreme Court Judge, Thurgood Marshall.

His role as the Black Panther took Boseman to global awareness as the film that focused on a superhero based in the African country of Wakanda grossed over 1 Billion Dollars.

Boseman will be missed.