Chadwick Boseman, who played the iconic role of Black Panther in Marvel Cinematic Universe, died on Friday because of cancer. He was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family stated. He was just 43 when he left the world.
Chadwick was born in South Carolina, United States and was graduated from Howard University in year 2000. Boseman got his first television role in 2003, in an episode of Third Watch. That same year, he portrayed Reggie Montgomery in the daytime soap opera All My Children, but stated that he was fired after voicing concerns to producers about racist stereotypes in the script.
In year 2008, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting as a career. In the same year, he played recurring role in the television series Lincoln Heights. He had his first starring role in 2013 film 42. After that, he did many films and played many different characters in them. But the fame he got the most was because of the character of Black Panther/T’Challa, which was first seen in 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War. He headlined Black Panther in 2018 which was focused on his character and his home country Wakanda. He was then visible in the movies Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame portraying the same character, which were released in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Both films were the highest grossing of the year they were released, with Endgame going on to become the highest-grossing film of all time. The sequel of the film Black Panther was also announced to be released next year.
Because of his epic role in these movies, Boseman has a huge fan following from all over the world. Many of his fans are from India who are feeling sorrow for the dismissal of one of their favourite characters and are giving condolences to his family and friends for the same.