Death of Chadwick Boseman

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Former Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, notable actor, died of stage 3 colon cancer on Aug. 28th, 2020. His death came on the day of celebrating Jackie Robinson by Major League Baseball (usually April 15), and one of his major roles was Jackie Robinson, so this came as a blow.

Many fans and celebrities, including Hollywood actors, were shocked to learn the terrible news. Boseman’s diagnosis was known only to close family and friends, never revealed publicly until his death. His passing increased attention and awareness concerning colon cancer.

He had cancer for four years prior to his death. In between filmings, he went to chemotherapy and had multiple surgeries.

Boseman was best known for his role in the Marvel movie “Black Panther”, where he played King T’Challa. Boseman was also King T’Challa in “Captain America: Civil War”, “Avengers: Infinity War”, and “Avengers: Endgame”.

He also played in other prominent movies such as Da 5 Bloods (Stormin Norman) and 42 (Jackie Robinson).

Prior to being a mainstream actor, Boseman starred in early 2000s TV shows. He graduated from Howard University in Washington DC.

Fans from all over the world mourned his death. Many posted statements of praise and grief on social media sites. Notable actors, politicians, and musicians also spoke about how terrific Boseman was.

People living in Africa were especially affected by his death. To them, King T’Challa represents what African culture would look like if slave traders and colonization did not occur.

While disappointing and saddening that this beloved pop culture figure has passed, the majority of fans are inspired to honor his life and legacy.

Rest in peace, Chadwick Boseman.