R.I.P. Chadwick Boseman: Actor of ‘Black Panther’ has died of colon cancer at 43

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer at 43, his family has said in a statement. The actor died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.


Actor Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, dies aged 43 on Friday, August 28, 2020.

RIP Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer at 43
Image courtesy: Twitter @chadwickboseman

Representative confirmed the passing of Chadwick Boseman after a four-year fight with colon cancer. The actor died in his home surrounded by his wife and family.

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the statement said.

Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in “42,” has died at the age of 42 on Jackie Robinson Day.

Boseman is best known playing Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Civil War, Marshall, Black Panther, Infinity War, Endgame, 21 Bridges and Da 5 Bloods.

His final on-screen role, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, is currently in post-production.

About Chadwick Boseman

BornChadwick Aaron Boseman
November 29, 1977 in Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedAugust 28, 2020 (aged 43)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathColon cancer
Alma materHoward University (BFA)
British American Drama Academy
OccupationActor producer
Years active2003–2020
Spouse(s)Taylor Simone Ledward​(m. 2019)

Chadwick Aaron Boseman born on 29 November 1977, Anderson, South Carolina, United States was an American actor and producer.

Boseman graduated from T. L. Hanna High School in 1995. His eyes were set on the stage early on, however, as he wrote his first play Crossroads in his junior year following the death of his classmate.

He was known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013).


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