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A Legend Soars: Beloved Actor, Chadwick Boseman Passes On

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2020! What a year. As though this year hadn’t done enough havoc already, news broke late Friday that beloved actor, Chadwick Aaron Boseman had passed away. According to an official statement by his family, he died earlier Friday, August 28,  after a long battle with cancer. He was 43.

The “Black Panther” star was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago and died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, per a statement shared by a family representative on his Instagram page. Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.

Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University and had small television roles before his first major role in 2013. His memorable portrayal of the legendary baseball star Jackie Robinson along with Harrison Ford in 2013′s “42” drew attention to him in Hollywood. It is worth noting that Chadwick Boseman died on a day that Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day

Before there were portrayals of Black superheroes in the media, when Black kids could only dream of representation in superhero movies, Chadwick Boseman starred as T’Challa – a character first introduced in the 2016 Marvel blockbuster “Captain America: Civil War” – in the record breaking action movie, Black Panther in 2018.

Even while battling cancer; in between chemotherapy and surgeries, Chadwick Boseman made sure to carry on shooting projects such as “Black Panther”, “12 Bridges,” “Da5 Bloods” and more. That dedication to craft and to views is one that would definitely be missed.

Rest in Power to a man whose talent was unmatched. Rest In Peace Chadwick Aaron Boseman.

Here is his motivational and memorable 2018 Howard University commencement speech…

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Photo credit: Instagram | Chadwickboseman 



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