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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

We are sad to learn of the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel’s Black Panther, at the age of 43 from colon cancer.

Boseman played Black American icons Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and Thurgood Marshall before achieving global fame as T’Challa in the MCU’s “Black Panther,” “Captain America: Civil War”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”.

Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University and appeared in several small rolls in television before getting the role of Jackie Robinson in 2013’s “42”. A year later, he played as James Brown in “Get On Up.”

He first played Prince T’Challa in “Captain America: Civil War” before starring in the ground breaking “Black Panther” – a role that truly made him a superstar and an idol to children world wide.

Diagnosed in 2016, he kept his battle with cancer – including several surgeries – a secret from all but family. He died in his home in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and family by his side.

Written by Lori Anne Brown

Lori has been a science-fiction fan since the age of 12. She is owner of Scifispace.com as well as Scifi-Collector.com and previously chaired science fiction conventions.