Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing T'Challa in Marvel’s 2018 blockbuster hit "Black Panther," has died. He was 43.
A statement on his Instagram revealed he passed away from colon cancer at home with his “wife and family by his side.”
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the statement said. “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 post continued, "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."
He recreated the part of T'Challa in the hits "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) and "Avengers: Endgame" (2019).
The beloved actor was also known for playing Black icons Jackie Robinson in "42" (2013), James Brown in "Get on Up" (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall" (2017). His death came on Jackie Robinson Day.
Watch our last interview with Chadwick below as he talked about his 2019 film "21 Bridges" and "Black Panther."