Actor Chadwick Boseman lost his battle with stage four colon cancer on August 28, at the age of 43. Most known for the box office hit Black Panther, Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016.
Boseman died in the comfort of his Los Angeles home with his wife and family by his side.
The official announcement was made through a statement on his Twitter page.
While Boseman never publicly discussed his medical condition, fans expressed concerns for him earlier this year, after the actor posted a video on Instagram, which showed that he had lost a significant amount of weight.
The day he passed many friends and fans posted their love for Boseman with past photos of him in films, at events or their personal encounters.
During his treatment, Boseman received multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. He was able to complete the production of several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
A Howard University graduate, Boseman also starred in films 42, Get on Up, Gods of Egypt, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
It was his role as baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42 that brought attention to his talent for the public and Hollywood. And for those who weren’t believers, Boseman’s role as James Brown in Get on Up helped further showcase his star power.
But it was his iconic role as T’challa in Marvel’s The Avenger Series that made him an international name and allowed in to star in Black Panther which grossed over $1.3 billion at the box office.
The film produced several awards for Boseman and his performance helped the film earn three Oscar awards.
A sequel for Black Panther was confirmed to be in development in 2019 and was scheduled for release on May 2022. However, it is unclear how far along was the film’s production before Boseman’s death.