“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. It was the honour of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,
It has been reported that The Black panther super hero had been battling stage-three colon cancer since 2016, which later progressed to stage four.
A statement posted on Mr. Boseman’s Instagram account said the actor learned in 2016 that he the disease.
Boseman’s first starring role in film came as Cleveland Browns running back Ernie Davis in “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story” in 2008. His career exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson in 2013 and James Brown in 2014 ).
As a real-life superhero, Chadwick managed to give the world one of the most inspiring superhero movie of all time – The Black Panther, which starred a predominantly Black cast and was lauded for its Black representation in the 2019 awards season.
In a 2018 interview,the actor uncovered how he had an early disagreement about the use of African accents in Black Panther. In the film, the actor plays the ruler of a fictional African country named Wakanda. He said that Marvel initially felt that having the characters speak in African accents might be a bit ‘too much’ for audiences.
His role on Black Panther, presented to the world an image of a powerful,ground-breaking and insightful Black man who was the pioneer of a thriving African nation and a superhero willing to race into whatever battle he felt was worth fighting, regardless of the chances.
As an African nation we salute you for inspiring millions of Africans both on the continent and in the diaspora. We say rest well our Super hero.