The news has spread like wild fire that ‘black panther’ star Chadwick Boseman has passed. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to stage IV before 2020.
Until his death, he had not spoken publicly about his battle with cancer. He continued to work and completed filming for several films.
The news of his passing was posted on his Instagram page, which before his death was at 7 million but has gotten more than 1 million followers after his death.
Photo credit: Chadwick’s Instagram page
The post was accompanied with a photo of Chadwick and it read; “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it 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. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”
“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Photo credit: Late Chadwick’s Instagram page
The late Black Panther actor had been dating Taylor Simone Ledward for many years, and it is currently being speculated that the couple got engaged in October 2019.
It is being said that Boseman proposed to Simone during a date in Malibu, California and the pair got married privately this year.
Simone was pictured wearing a ring during an outing in February. She is 29 years old and a former aspiring singer.
Photo credit: Jarred
They both made their first red carpet debut in 2015. In 2019, while receiving an award for his role in ‘the black panther’, Late Boseman acknowledged Simone publicly for the first time.
His words, “Simone, you’re with me every day. I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.”
The couple continued making public appearances as Simone joined Boseman throughout the award season, and while he promoted black panther.
The couple’s final public appearance was in February 2020, when they sat in courtside seats at the NBA All-Star Game before the outbreak of the pandemic.
Late Chadwick’s last post on social media was a picture of himself and the running mate of Joe Biden in the 2020 US presidential election, Kamala Harris.
See more photos of Simone and late Chadwick.
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