The American actor Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43. He was known for his role as the superhero Black Panther in Marvel’s successful comic series. Boseman suffered from cancer.
Boseman got his first big lead in 2013, when he played 42 baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the movie. A year later, he played the role of soul singer James Brown in the biopic Get on Up.
In the Marvel film Captain America: Civil War (2016) Boseman played Black Panther for the first time, the chief of a tribe from the fictional African nation Wakanda. In 2018, the character was given his own film, simply titled Black Panther. The film was nominated as the first superhero film in history for an Oscar in the category best film.
Boseman’s family has announced his death on his social media accounts. As early as 2016 he was diagnosed with bowel cancer, but this was not publicly known. The statement states that he played in several films while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. His family calls him “a true warrior”.