‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played roles of Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the majestic Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer. He was 43.

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.

 

After his death, his family gave out an official statement confirming the news. Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.