Chadwick Boseman, "Black Panther" star, has died at 43

Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed King T'Challa in 2018's Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, died today of colon cancer.

This was reported about an hour ago in a post on his Twitter feed,

Death notice for Chadwick Boseman

It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.

A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you so 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.

He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.

The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

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    There's never a right age to die, but 43 is very young. That must be terrible for his family, and for him to have made a film while he was dying must have taken a lot.
    – Adamant
    Aug 29, 2020 at 5:52
  • Also, in MCU terms, I expect Shuri will take over the mantle, right? Was the second one already filmed?
    – Adamant
    Aug 29, 2020 at 5:54
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    In development as of 2019 scheduled for 2022 release so filming probably would not have started even without COVID-19
    – Paulie_D
    Aug 29, 2020 at 7:37
  • 3
    2020 can please go DIAFF.
    – Martha
    Aug 29, 2020 at 17:26
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    I'm thinking Lupita may take it over. They could write in that she and T'Challa were married, thus making her Queen of Wakanda and possibly eligible for the Panther mantle
    – NKCampbell
    Aug 29, 2020 at 19:15
  • "never yielded"? What's that supposed to mean? Sounds a bit insulting to him. Sep 1, 2020 at 23:59
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    @FabianRöling it's from the film. Sep 2, 2020 at 1:55

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Wakanda Forever!

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He has entered the Ancestral Plane

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Hi real life activism was just as inspiring as his on-screen role as the Black Panther

Long live the King.

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