Chadwick Boseman died. The leading actor of the Marvel blockbuster 'Black Panther' was just 43 years old when he passed away. As reported on a statement on his official Twitter account, Chadwick was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. However, the actor has never made official his illness and continued to work on his movies.

At the beginning of the 21st century, Chadwick had participated in several television programs and in different short films, and in 2013 he had his first major role playing Jackie Robinson in '42', which is about the life of a basketball icon. In that film, Boseman stepped into the shoes of the first African-American baseball player to play professionally in American history.

Chadwick Boseman Death 43 Black Panther Star

Praised for his performance, Chadwick took another important step in his career in 2013, where he starred in Captain America: Civil War. In that movie, he played T´Challa, also known as Black Panther, the MCU's first African-American superhero.

After that role, Chadwick Boseman premiered the solo feature film of Black Panther himself in 2018. Black Panther returned to the MCU a third and fourth time in the last two Avengers films, Infinity War and Endgame.

Chadwick Boseman Death 43 Black Panther Star

Boseman's death is a serious blow to the industry, and to a large part of the African-American public that celebrated the relevance of that character in today's cinema.

After his death, many stars and celebrities paid tributes to the talented Chadwick Boseman. Chris Evans, aka Captain America, had this to say:

"I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King."

Mark Ruffalo, who played The Hulk, shared his thoughts on his late friend:

"All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King."

Marvel Studios also left their remark on one of their stars passing away:

"Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace."

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