Black Panther star actor CHADWICK Boseman is dead.
He died at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
He passed away at his Los Angeles home with his wife, Taylor Simone, and other family members by his side.
His family confirmed the beloved movie star’s tragic passing on Twitter and revealed he had first been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 – two years before the release of his Marvel blockbuster.
The disease escalated to stage 4 over the last four years, his family said.
“A true fighter, Chadwick preserved through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.
“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wildson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy,” the statement said of the star’s private health struggle.
It continued: “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 concluded by thanking his fans for their support and prayers during this difficult time
The prominent actor was known for a number of roles – but most notably Disney’s Black Panther in 2018.