"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman has passed away at age 43.
29 Aug – Chadwick Boseman, fondly known to many as King T'Challa or the titular superhero of MCU movie "Black Panther", has passed away today from cancer.
The late actor had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis, but it was revealed by his family that he had been battling colon cancer since he was diagnosed with it four years ago.
His publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press, as per The Washington Post's report, that Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.
"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," said a statement shared by his family.
"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."
Fans started fearing for his health since he appeared looking gaunt in an Instagram video last April. Back in June, he was reported to have been hospitalised for a mysterious illness.
He was 43.