Hollywood is mourning after discovering that ‘Black Panther’ & ‘Avengers’ star Chadwick Boseman died on Aug. 28 after a four year battle with colon cancer.
Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman tragically died at 43 after a lengthy battle with colon cancer, his team confirmed with a heartbreaking statement on Aug. 28. on his Instagram account.
“It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the statement also said.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.
Here Are Five Quick Facts About Chadwick Boseman.
1. After getting the role of the Black Panther, Boseman wanted to get in touch with his African roots.
Africanancestry.com traced his lineage to Yoruba from Nigeria, Limba and Mende from Sierra Leone and Jola from Guinea-Bissau. the specific ethnic groups of his ancestral homes.
2. During his time at Howard University, Boseman and some of his classmates attended an Oxford University summer theatre program.
Due to the cost, Boseman’s teacher arranged anonymous donations from her friends in Hollywood, and Boseman found out afterwards that Denzel Washington was his donor.
When Boseman met Washington at a premiere of his smash hit Black Panther, he got to thank the veteran actor in person.
3. Behind the Chair and in Front.
Boseman initially got into acting only so that he could become a better director. He wanted to better understand what the actors were doing so that his advice would be more useful. He was actually directing an Off-Broadway play when he got a call to come act in the movie 42.
4. Boseman literally struggled to breathe after being cast as the Black Panther, since the suit used in Captain America: Civil War was too tight.
Boseman felt more comfortable with the suit used in Black Panther, but still says it took a while to get to a real level of comfort.
He was battling colon cancer throughout the time they were shooting.
5. He once stated in an interview that “When his grandmother died, she left 115 grandkids and great grandkids.
That was just one side,” That figure includes extended family, but it’s still an impressive legacy to leave behind.
May His Soul Rest In Peace.