… because 2020 wasn’t bad enough already.
The African-American actor died after a long battle with colon cancer.
A statement posted on his Twitter feed confirmed the sad news. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in ‘Black Panther.’”
Chadwick Boseman is renowned for portraying many iconic African Americans like Jackie Robinson(42), James Brown (Get On Up), and Thurgood Marshall (Marshall).
He was also beloved for his role as T’Challa, the Black Panther, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
Social media has been flooded with messages of sadness at his passing and of sympathy for his family.
Chadwick Boseman passed away on the same day as Jackie Robinson Day, a day that celebrates the iconic baseball player that he portrayed.
RIP CHADWICK BOSEMAN (NOVEMBER 29, 1976 – AUGUST 28, 2020)