BREAKING: Chadwick Boseman, Star of The Black Panther Dead At 43

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This is crazy and so sad. 

Chadwick Boseman, the star of ‘The Black Panther’ movie has died at the age of 43.

It has been reported that the actor was battling colon cancer for the past four years. Boseman played in iconic roles such as James Brown and Jackie Robinson before skyrocketing in the Marvel Universe as T’Challa in the hit movie “The Black Panther.”

Boseman passed away in his Los Angeles home surrounded by his wife, family, and loved ones by his side. A statement about the actor was posted to Twitter.  “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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.” 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.