American actor Chadwick Boseman, hero of the movie “Black Panther” (Black Panther), which achieved tremendous success in the world in 2018, died at the age of 43 from colon cancer.
Bozeman’s family said in a statement on Friday that he “died in his home surrounded by his wife and family members.”
“Playing the role of King T-Chala in the Black Panther was the greatest honor in his career,” the statement added.
The actor did not announce his illness, which was diagnosed in 2016, and continued filming.
His family described him in their statement as a “real fighter,” explaining that he continued to work while undergoing “countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”
Ryan Kugler’s “Black Panther” featured a crowd of famous black actors, from Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o to Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Daniel Kaluuya. A huge budget was allocated to him for production and promotion.
The movie is based on the adventures of the first black superhero created by the “Marvel Comics” studio in 1966, and tells the story of the struggle that King T Chala led to defend his people in Canada.
The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and grossed over $ 1 billion in box office revenue.
The late was supposed to play the same role in the second part of the movie “Black Panther”, which was scheduled for 2022.
Prior to this role, Bozeman embodied baseball legend Jackie Robinson in “42” by Brian Helgeland and singer James Brown in “Get On Up” by Tate Taylor.
He was recently featured in Spike Lee’s movie “Da5 Blades”.