Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43

Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43

Jaliyah Clark, Writer

The famous star Chadwick Boseman died August, 28, 2020 after a private four year battle of colon cancer. He is most known for his role of Black Panther, 21 bridges, 42, Get On Up and many more. He is survived by his wife.

Chadwick was born 1976 in South Carolina. He attended the HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) Howard University and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing. Later on, he attended the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.

After performing in many theatrical plays, Boseman became more known in the mid-2000’s when he made guest appearances on shows like Third Watch and CSI:NY. In 2012 he won the lead role in the Jackie Robinson biography, 42, which tells the story of Jackie breaking racial barriers in the sports world.

“I’m overwhelmed by it. It’s just a huge responsibility. I wake up every morning, working and prepping, and I’m having the time of my life, playing baseball … studying footage. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to just do what I love,” stated Boseman. Many people were impressed with his acting skills which is shown in the $95 million the film earned at its initial release date.

This was just the beginning of his successful career. He was awarded with the Male Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theater owners in 2014. He performed in many more highly popular movies such as, James Brown’s Get on Up, Draft day, and Gods of Egypt.

In 2016 he played the great T’challa in Black Panther. The movie broke records selling $218 million in just four days! It then went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. After this, he starred in 21 Bridges and Black Panther came back in Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, other Marvel cohorts, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Sadly, it all came to an end. The star died surrounded by family in his home. Many people praise him for persevering through his battle with cancer and still acting. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it privately these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his social media account read. We can all learn from his perseverance and dedication. Rest in Peace Chadwick Boseman.