Chadwick Aaron Boseman, best known for his fantastic work as the Black Panther in the MCU films, passed away at age 43 after fighting colon cancer for four years. He was an American actor and producer, who worked on many successful films and television series apart from his career as Black Panther in MCU.
Chadwick Aaron Boseman Personal Life
Boseman was born to Carolyn and Leroy Boseman and raised in Anderson, South Carolina. In 1995, Chadwick Aaron Boseman graduated from T. L. Hanna High School. He wrote his first play, Crossroads in his junior year, and staged it at the school after a classmate was shot and killed. Boseman graduated in 2000 from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. After Boseman returned to the U.S., he graduated from New York City’s Digital Film Academy.
At the start of his career, he lived in Brooklyn. Boseman worked in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program as a drama instructor, housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York. He moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue an acting career. Boseman stated that he prayed to be the Black Panther before he was ultimately cast as the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans expected him to reprise the role of the Black Panther in the Black Panther Sequel film, but that’s impossible now. No one can imagine anyone else as the Black Panther other than Chadwick Boseman.
Battle With Cancer
In 2016, Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer, which eventually progressed to stage IV in 2019. Boseman never spoke publicly about his battle with cancer until the news of his death broke out. He died on August 28, 2020, after fighting cancer for four years. Chadwick Boseman continued to work and completed filming for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Black Panther during his treatment.
Death Due to Cancer
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Chadwick died at his home on August 28, 2020, due to complications related to colon cancer, with his family and wife by his side at the time of his death. An official statement on Boseman’s social media accounts said, “It was the honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.“
First Role On Television And First Film
Boseman got his first television role in an episode of Third Watch in 2003. He played a recurring role in Lincoln Heights television series in 2008. In the same year, Chadwick Boseman appeared in his first feature film, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story. In 2010, Boseman landed a regular role in 2010 in another television series, Persons Unknown.
Boseman got his first starring role in the 2013 film 42. In Film 42, he portrayed baseball pioneer and star, Jackie Robinson. Also in 2013, Boseman starred in the indie film The Kill Hole. The Kill Hole was released a few weeks before the film 42.
Chadwick Aaron Boseman As Black Panther
In 2016 he portrayed the Marvel Comics character T’Challa / Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. In 2018, he got his first solo MCU film, Black Panther. The film became one of the highest-grossing films of the year in the United States. He reprised his role in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 and Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Both films were the highest-grossing of their respective years. Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing film of all time. In the year 2019, he also starred in 21 Bridges, an American action thriller film. He portrayed the character of an NYPD detective who shuts down the eponymous 21 bridges of Manhattan to find two suspected cop killers.
In 2019, Netflix announced that Boseman is the lead actor in the Netflix film Da 5 Bloods. Netflix released the film on June 12, 2020, and it became a massive hit for the franchise.