The world is mourning the loss of Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther star, who passed away on Friday following a battle with colon cancer.
Boseman, 43, embodied legendary Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown on his way to becoming the face of the venerable Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe.
In this file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in 2018. (Jordan Strauss/Invision)
As his star soared, the actor privately underwent “countless surgeries and chemotherapy” to fight cancer, his family said in a statement. Boseman had been diagnosed at stage 3 in 2016, but never spoke publicly about it.
He died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family at his side, his publicist told The Associated Press.
Emotional tributes immediately flooded social media as Hollywood pals and politicians shared their condolences.
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