• Mon. Mar 1st, 2021

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dead

The actor was diagnosed with colon cancer about four years ago, according to a statement from his family.

Boseman was a mainstay of the Black Panther franchise and also appeared in Avengers and Captain America movies. He also played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown in feature films.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “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.”

The Associated Press contributed.