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Chadwick Boseman, the iconic actor, very well known for portraying the Black Panther in MCU's movies, was announced to have died of cancer on Friday at age 43.
The news was confirmed by his family members who took his official Twitter account to announce the hero's fall in a statement posted. The statement revealed that the actor was diagnosed with stage III cancer in 2016 and had been battling it for years before it progressed to stage IV.
The statement read, "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
"Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV.'
"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through 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 more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
"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 thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time."
Boseman also appeared in popular recent movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame as T'Challa, the crime movie 21 Bridges, and Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods. He was also set to return for a Black Panther sequel, originally scheduled to hit the theaters in May 2022.