‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman Dies After Battle with Cancer

Chadwick Boseman, 43, the Black Panther star died of colon cancer.

The actor was diagnosed with colon cancer about four years ago. He died at home with his family and wife by his side, according to a statement from his family.

“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating,” Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, said in a Image

Even during the times of his battle with cancer, he kept entertaining his fans and he still persevered through it all

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

“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.”

The NAACP paid tribute to the actor on Twitter, praising him for “showing us how to conquer adversity with grace … for showing us just how powerful we are.”

Boseman from Anderson, a South Carolina native attended T.L Hanna High School, graduating in 1995 then he attended and graduated from the historically black College, Howard University in 2000, in Washington. During the period, in 1998, he studied at the British American Drama Academy at Oxford, England. He later then moved to Brooklyn to pursue acting.

His colleagues, friends and fans paid tribute to him and sharing memories of their time together as well.