The crushing news hit social media that Chadwick Boseman died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
Hollywood is remembering the actor who became a household name when he starred in the title role of the Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther.”
Jordan Peele tweeted, “This is a crushing blow.”
Boseman, a native of South Carolina, passed away at his home, with his wife and family at his side, the statement said, without specifying when he died. He resided in Los Angeles.
During his screen career, Boseman played a number of real-life characters famed for breaking America’s racial barriers, including soul singer James Brown in “Get on Up,” Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall,” and baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson in “42.”
Sources confirm Boseman had already been diagnosed before the shooting of the movie and was in treatment throughout. Yet he soldiered through to give the most amazing performance.