Actor Chadwick Boseman, that played with icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown, has died of cancer at the age of 43.
Boseman died in his house in Los Angeles with his parents and wife from his side. He never talked about his illness.
“A genuine fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you lots of movies you’ve come to appreciate a lot”.
Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Harvard University and had small roles in television before his very first-star turn in 2013 when he depicted the baseball celebrity, Robinson, also caught the attention of Hollywood.
He’d move on to star in Marvel films and his personality T’Challa’s iconic Wakanda Forever salute would reverberate across the world following the launch of Black Panther a couple of decades back.
The movie was the first significant studio superhero film featuring a mostly African cast and has been nominated to get six Oscars, including Best Picture, winning three.
However it was not only his gift on the display which received plaudits, leading the US Civil rights group, the NAACP praised Boseman, stating he revealed how to overcome adversity with grace.
Boseman’s death prompted an outpouring of grief on societal websites from coworkers and former co-stars – Captain America celebrity Chris Evans called him a”real first. He was a deeply committed and inquisitive artist. He’s much work left to make”
Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden tweeted that Boseman” motivated generations and revealed them they could be whatever they desire – even super heroes”.