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Entertainment 'Black Panther' film star Chadwick Boseman dead at 43, after cancer battle

14:47  29 august  2020
14:47  29 august  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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US actor Chadwick Boseman , best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise, has died of cancer aged 43 . He died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, a statement posted on social media said. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years

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Chadwick Boseman looking at the camera: FILE PHOTO: Premiere of “Avengers: Infinity War” - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California © Reuters/Mario Anzuoni FILE PHOTO: Premiere of “Avengers: Infinity War” - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Black Panther" film star Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose work celebrated African-American pioneers and culture, has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to an announcement posted on Friday to his social media accounts.

Chadwick Boseman in a blue shirt: FILE PHOTO: 50th NAACP Image Awards – Photo Room– Los Angeles - Chadwick Boseman poses backstage with his Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for Black Panther © Reuters/Mike Blake FILE PHOTO: 50th NAACP Image Awards – Photo Room– Los Angeles - Chadwick Boseman poses backstage with his Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for Black Panther

Boseman, a native of South Carolina who began his screen career in episodes of television dramas such as "Third Watch," "Law & Order" and "ER," passed away at his home, with his wife and family at his side, the statement on Twitter and Facebook said. It did not specify when he died. He resided in Los Angeles.

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Actor Chadwick Boseman , best known for his star turn in the blockbuster Marvel superhero film " Black Panther ," has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer Boseman originated the Black Panther film role two years earlier in Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," and reprised

Chadwick Boseman , who reigned onscreen as Marvel’s noble Black Panther , died at his Los Angeles home Friday of cancer at age 43 , surrounded Calling him “a true fighter,” Boseman ’s family revealed the actor was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. He never made his diagnosis public, even

Chadwick Boseman wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: FILE PHOTO: World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Arrivals – Los Angeles © Reuters/Danny Moloshok FILE PHOTO: World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Arrivals – Los Angeles

Boseman made his feature film debut with a small part in the 2008 sports biopic "The Express," a drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first Black player to win the Heisman trophy.

He went on to star as a number of other real-life characters famed for breaking America's racial barriers, including soul singer James Brown in "Get on Up," Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall," and baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson in "42."

But the actor's most memorable role was his performance as T'Challa, king of the fictional, futuristic African kingdom of Wakanda and the crime fighter known as Black Panther, in the first major studio superhero movie featuring a predominantly African-American cast.

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Victoria Will/Shutterstock Chadwick Boseman . Chadwick Boseman has died, a rep for Boseman He was 43 . The Black Panther star died at his home surrounded by family after a years-long battle "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dead At 43 . Chadwick Boseman , the actor who burst onto the global stage as T’Challa, king of Wakanda, in Black Panther , has died at 43 . The cause of death was a four-year battle with colon cancer , confirmed by a statement released on his Twitter and

Embraced by global audiences, "Black Panther" became the second highest grossing movie at box offices worldwide in 2018, heralded for its vibrant celebration of African culture and applauded as a milestone for racial diversity in Hollywood.

The film was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. It won three Academy Awards - in the best original score, best costume design and best production design categories. It also won the top Screen Actors Guild award that year for best movie ensemble.

Boseman originated the Black Panther film role two years earlier in Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," and reprised the part twice more in 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War" and 2019's "Avengers: Endgame."

In June, Boseman joined more than 300 Black actors and filmmakers who signed an open letter urging Hollywood to steer away from entertainment glorifying police brutality and corruption and to invest in anti-racist content.

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Actor Chadwick Boseman , who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer , his representative said. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by

Chadwick Boseman , a Marvel's " Black Panther " star , passed away after a four-year fight with colon cancer that progressed to stage 4. "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much", the official statement released in his Twitter

The letter was written in the midst of a cultural and political reckoning with systematic racism in the United States in the wake of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis.

Tributes and expressions of shock poured in on Twitter from fans and fellow Hollywood figures, including Marvel film co-stars Mark Ruffalo (the Incredible Hulk) and Chris Evans (Captain America).

Chadwick Boseman standing posing for the camera: FILE PHOTO: 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards - Arrivals - Santa Monica, California, U.S. © Reuters/Mario Anzuoni FILE PHOTO: 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards - Arrivals - Santa Monica, California, U.S.

The Twitter-Facebook statement said Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, an illness that progressed ultimately to stage 4 and went publicly undisclosed until his death, though he had grown noticeably thin in recent public appearances and social media posts.

"We never know what people are enduring," Bernice King, the daughter of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., wrote on Twitter in a salute to the actor. "Humans ... we are wonders. Thank you, Chadwick, for gifting us with your greatness in the midst of a painful struggle."

Stan Lee, Chadwick Boseman posing for the camera: FILE PHOTO: Lee poses with cast member Boseman at the premiere of © Reuters/Mario Anzuoni FILE PHOTO: Lee poses with cast member Boseman at the premiere of "Black Panther" in Los Angeles

(Reporting and writing by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Additional reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta and Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; editing by Jane Wardell)

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The image that keeps replaying in my head since the death of Chadwick Boseman is from early 2018. It was just days before “Black Panther” would open in theaters and the exhilaration aroused by this long-in-coming cultural event was everywhere around Boseman. Flocked by fans, he repeatedly paused for pictures until he was handed a months-old Black child whom he gently held, beaming. Boseman’s family said that the actor, who died Friday at the age of 43, was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016.

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