The actor Chadwick Boseman, who brought the movie "Black Panther" to life due to his extraordinary charm and magnificent performance, has now passed away.
Since 2016, Bosman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer and has progressed to stage 4, according to the Associated Press. Through confirmation from his last instagram post with the statement said: "A true warrior, Chadwick has persisted and brought you so many movies that you can't put it down. They were all taken in countless times. Surgery and chemotherapy."
"From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s "Black Bottom", etc., they are all filmed in numerous surgeries and chemotherapy were performed during and in between. By playing the role of King T'Challa in the breakthrough film "Black Panther", he became a global icon and a symbol of inspiring black power. The statement said that this role is "(Boseman) professional honour." In August 2019, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige and "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler announced that "Black Panther 2" will release in May 2022.
The Associated Press said that Boseman did not publicly disclose his fight against cancer.
Boseman is a South Carolina native. He graduated from Howard University in 2000, a historic black university in Washington, DC. There, he also attended the Anglo-American Drama Academy in Oxford in 1998. "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away tonight. His incredible talent will always be immortal through his role and his personal journey from student to superhero! Chadwick is in power!" University President Wayne A. Frederick said in a statement.
Last Saturday, the governor of South Carolina, said that he ordered the flag of the state legislature to be lowered to half-mast on Sunday to "commemorate the life, contributions and memories of a truly extraordinary son of South Carolina."
According to IMDB's report, Chadwick appeared in various TV shows in the early 2000s, and later appeared in the 2013 movie "42" as Jackie Robinson, becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball. Since then, he has continued to star in James Brown in the 2014 movie "Get On Up", Andre Davis in the 2019 movie "21 Bridges" and this year's Stormin' Norman in "Da 5 Bloods". His death occurred on the day when Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson’s Day, which is usually celebrated on April 15.
Major League Baseball said on Twitter: "His outstanding performance in '42' will stand the test of time and become a powerful tool for telling Jackie's story to future generations of audiences."
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay posted a photo of Wakanda's ancestral plane from the Black Panther, telling Boseman, "May you have a beautiful return, King. We will miss you".
May you have a beautiful return, king. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/jdip3RHoXb - Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 29, 2020
Marvel Studios posted a photo of Boseman dressed in the costume of his iconic role on Twitter, writing: “Our hearts are broken. ... your heritage will live forever. The company also tweeted a series of photos of Boseman from Marvel's kits and other cast members.
Chadwick Boseman 💔 pic.twitter.com/1p0aGOgAzR - Marvel Universe (@ 77MCU) August 29, 2020
Chris Evans, who starred in the Marvel movies "The Avengers" opposite Boseman, tweeted that he was "completely devastated" and that Boseman's death was "heartbreaking."
“Chadwick was special. A real original. He was a deeply committed and constantly interesting artist. He still has a lot of amazing work to do,” Evans said. "I am infinitely grateful for our friendship."
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamal Harris posted a photo of herself and Boseman on Twitter, saying she was "broken." Boseman's last tweet before he died was a photo of him and Harris urging people to vote.
"My friend and colleague Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned and humble," she wrote. "He left too early, but his life changed something."
She also attended Howard University; whose mascot is a bison. Heartbroken, my friend and colleague Bison, the post read.