Chadwick Boseman’s Death


Milliani Mares, Writer

Chadwick Boseman died on August 23, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 43 battling colon cancer for 4 years. 

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor known for his portrayals of Jackie Robinson in ’42’ and James Brown in getting on Up. He also played the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was diagnosed in 2016 with Stage 3 colon cancer, which progressed to Stage 4 before his death Aug. 28. “It’s an absolute tragedy,” said William CanceBoseman started to make a name for himself on TV in the mid-2000s, with guest spots on crime dramas like Third Watch and CSI: NY, and on the soap opera All My Children.

Letitia Wright (his sister) shared a spoken-word eulogy for her late co-star, saying: “A soul so beautiful, when you walked into a room, there was calm. You always moved with grace and ease.” His wife Taylor Simone Ledward may be pregnant with their child. Chadwick and Taylor began dating in 2015. The couple was said to have gotten engaged in October 2019 and later married in a secret ceremony. 

Chadwick’s last words were “Wakanda Forever.” He also admired the continent Africa and it was the reason why Chadwick wore a locket around his neck. “Let the heavens be blessed as you illuminate the sky. Sending my love and prayers to the family. May God continue to hold you in his everlasting embrace. RIP Chadwick.”