Chadwick boseman the star of marvel’s black panther passed away at the age of 43. what was the cause of his death how come no one knew about his struggle and how did celebrities react to his untimely demise, chadwick is no longer with us when the news broke everyone was shocked because the actor’s death was so unexpected it turns out that bozeman had been struggling with colon cancer for four years he was diagnosed with stage three cancer in 2016 which progressed over time to stage four being a secretive person.
Chadwick didn’t want to talk publicly about his diagnosis undergoing treatment that included multiple surgeries and chemotherapy he continued working in the film industry here’s what was said in an official statement about chadwick’s death a true fighter chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much the statement added that the actor passed away in his home with his wife and family by his side and it also asked the media and fans to continue to respect.
The actors family’s privacy in the difficult days to come celebrity reactions minutes after the heartbreaking news appeared social media was flooded with reactions to bozeman’s death from his fellow celebrities and fans his mcu co-stars were some of the first to share how they felt don cheadle who plays war machine in the marvel franchise posted a photo featuring chadwick and himself and wrote on twitter i will miss you birthday brother you were always light and loved to me mark ruffalo replied to the devastating news.
It was the highest honor getting to work with you and getting to know you what a generous and sincere human being you believed in the sacred nature of the work and gave your all another co-star of bozeman’s brie larson posted a photo of herself with chadwick on the red carpet captioned it with a broken heart emoji and wrote that she was honored to have so many memories of him angela bassett who played black panther’s mother also paid tribute to her on-screen son she recalled their first encounter when he escorted her to receive her honorary degree from howard university where she was formerly a student this young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring his smile contagious his talent unreal the actress stated thor actor chris hemsworth admitted that chadwick was one of the kindest and most genuine people.
He had ever met and called his death absolutely heartbreaking chris pratt zoe saldana and chris evans also posted their reactions to social media recalling what a great person bozeman was and sending prayers to his family and the president of marvel studios kevin feige couldn’t stay silent at this time writing of chadwick that each time.
He stepped on set he radiated charisma and joy and each time he appeared on screen he created something truly indelible other celebrities shared their thoughts as well oprah winfrey wrote in a tweet what a gentle gifted soul showing us all that greatness in between surgeries and chemo the courage the strength the power it takes to do that this is what dignity looks like kerry washington called chadwick a true king while ryan reynolds stated that this was a brutal loss halle berry wrote that bozeman was an incredible man with immeasurable talent kate hudson said that she was devastated and dave bautista posted a photo of himself wearing a black panther t-shirt and captioned.
It wakanda forever chadwick will be remembered as denzel washington stated in his own post bozeman had a short yet illustrious career and he couldn’t be more right chadwick came to prominence in 2013 when he played iconic baseball player jackie robinson in the movie 42. it’s noteworthy that the day when bozeman died the 28th of august was also celebrated as jackie robinson day usually jackie robinson day is commemorated on the 15th of april but this year it was postponed till august because of the pandemic after his breakthrough in sports drama 42 boseman played real-life figures twice more in his career namely the remarkable musician james brown and get on up and civil rights activist thurgood marshall in the film marshall but the most significant honor of chadwick’s career was of course as the king of wakanda in black panther this movie marked a critical milestone for superhero movies.
It was not only the first superhero movie to feature a black man as a mainstream lead superhero instead of a sidekick but also dealt with issues of being of african descent and the impact of this legacy for modern black americans knowing how crucial black panther became for the black community bozeman said back then it’s a joy to see just the effect the film has on different people from various walks of life no matter what race gender or age to be a part of something that has affected people in different countries that is humbling and liberating thank you for bringing black panther to life chadwick rest in peace rest in power wakanda forever.