The news of Chadwick Boseman losing the battle to colon cancer hit the media early morning and the fans erupted with pictures of his most famous on-screen role of Black Panther from Marvel Studios.
The social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Facebook is filled with stories and posts of a massive fan base wishing the 43-year-old actor “God Speed” and “Rest in Power” with the heavy use of his most famous dialogue from the series #WakandaForever.
The South Carolina-born and Howard University graduate actor Chadwick Boseman was known for his Black Icons on-screen like Jackie Robinson and James Brown before he played the superhero Black Panther a.k.a King T’Challa of Wakanda, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was arguably the most famous and loved role played by Boseman, which received the widest and most diverse fan base.
Entire World Heart-broken over the news
Apart from fans, social media is overflowing with grief about this tragic ending including tweets from actor and writer Issa Rae, actor and director Jordan Peele, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Chadwick’s co-star Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans, and the NAACP.
The news was reported to the world via Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account on Friday saying that he had died at his home in Los Angeles alongside his wife and his family. It also reported that the actor had been diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago in 2016 and fought a long battle with the disease as it progressed to stage IV before the actor lost his life on August 28, 2020. His publicist Nicki Fioravante made a statement to The Associated Press stating that Chadwick Boseman had not spoken publicly about this disease and his diagnosis.
The Black Panther actor worked for many films including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, and August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, during countless surgeries and chemotherapy sessions. Suffice it to say that cancer did not break his spirit.
The Black Panther Journey to Fame
Before Chadwick Boseman was cast as Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War” by Marvel Studios; the actor was famous for playing Black Icons on screen. The role that made him a star was the portrayal of Jackie Robinson in 42.
Soon afterwards, as the Black Panther character appeared in “Captain America: Civil War,” praises filled the stands for Chadwick Boseman and his role. Marvel Cinematic Universe made Black Panther and Wakanda Forever their tagline by making Chadwick Boseman the first Black Actor to headline his own feature film.
Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler went on to break the several box office records, become the first superhero film to be nominated for the Academy Award for best picture and 6 others, and garner countless praises for Black representation at the 2019 awards season.
Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman won three Academy Awards and became Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Oscar-winning film.
The journey did not end with just an Academy Award because Chadwick Boseman went on to play the superhero Black Panther character in two more Avengers films.
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