Chadwick Boseman Dead at 42 From Colon Cancer
Iconic “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 42 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer.
Chadwick, who brought Marvel’s first black superhero to life in “Black Panther” with a series of “Avengers” films, was no stranger to bringing iconic roles to life. He played Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall”.
Recently, Chadwick had sparked concern among his fans as he looked very thin in the social media videos. This worry almost eclipsed the hard-hitting words he wanted to share with the world about Jackie Robinson and the pandemic.
Born in South Carolina, he has always had an affinity for the theater and wrote his first play in high school. He attended the famous predominantly black college, Howard University, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
He started his career writing and directing, but clearly he was meant to be on the other side of the camera. He took the world by storm in 2013 as Jackie Robinson in “42”. In playing this role, Chadwick said: “The story is relevant because we’re always on his shoulders. He started something – I would say he didn’t even start it, it started before him. But he carried the torch. And he carried it alone for a while before other people could help him. “Obviously he passed on the tale of that, as he went on to play the one of the most influential roles of a generation in portraying T’Challa, aka Black Panther.
The impact he had on Hollywood, while too short, was phenomenal. He hosted ‘SNL’ in a very memorable episode and was set to debut in ‘Black Panther 2’ which was due out in 2022.
Chadwick was 42 years old. RIP
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