Chadwick Boseman: Celebrities pay tribute as colon cancer kills ‘Black Panther’ hero King at 43
By Guardian Exclusive
29 August 2020 | 3:56 pm
Chadwick Boseman, star of the groundbreaking superhero movie “Black Panther,” has died after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman, 43, never publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films during and between “countless” operations and chemotherapy, his family said in a statement.
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