On 28th August, actor Chadwick Boseman, 43, who played ‘Black Panther’ in Marvel, other characters like- James Brown and iconic Jackie Robinson died on Friday due to long-fighting with colon cancer.
The actor died at his home in Los Angeles when he had his family and wife by his side. His publicist, Nicki Fioravante, shared this unfortunate news with the Associated Press soon after receiving confirmation.
One of his family members released a statement and said- “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” Source: CBC.
“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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.” The family member added—Source: CBC.
The actor died on the same day when Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day.
While promoting 42, the actor had a word with AP, where he stated- “You don’t have the same exact experience as a Black actor as you do as a white actor. You don’t have the same opportunities. That’s evident and true,” Source: CBC.
He continued- “The best way to put it is: How often do you see a movie about a Black hero who has a love story — with a Black woman or any woman for that matter … he has a spirituality. He has an intellect. It’s weird to say it, but it doesn’t happen that often.” Source: CBC.
Right from Issa Rae to several Hollywood directors expressed their grief on Twitter.
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