Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, dies

Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, dies
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Hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman, known for starring in the filmBlack Panther‘, has died at age 43 with stage III colon cancer, according to a statement on his official Twitter account.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the message reads.

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled the disease for the past four years, it adds.

The actor died at home surrounded by loved ones.

Boseman was best known for playing the Black Panther, the first African-descendant superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.