LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer.
A statement was posted on his social media this evening.
It read, "it is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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 statement went on to say, "It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther."
He died in his home with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks everyone for the love and prayers, and asks that everyone continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.