Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman died at 43 years old after battling colon cancer for four years.
The tragic news was confirmed via the actor's official Instagram.
"It is with immeasurable sorrow that we confirm the death of Chadwick Boseman," the post reads. “Chadwick was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in 2016, and has struggled with it for the past four years when he reached Stage IV. “Chadwick, a true fighter, has endured 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 others, all have been filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. “
It continues: "It was the honor of his career to bring King T & # 39; Challa to life in Black Panther." He died in his home with his wife and family by his side. "The family thanks you for Your love and prayers and ask that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. "
The famous actor recently sparked concern when pictures of him appeared that looked gaunt and emaciated.
The native South Carolina man made his mark by playing some of the most iconic black characters in history, including Jackie Robinson, 42, and James Brown [Get On Up]. He also played Black Panther in the Ryan Coogler-directed film and the Avengers franchise.
While Boseman was extremely private about his personal life, he went public with his girlfriend Taylor Simone Ledward in 2018. Since the statement about his death refers to the fact that his "wife" was by his side when he died, the couple has probably since married in tacit.
Our prayers go to Chadwick's family, friends, and many fans.