Famous Avengers Star Dies at 43 After a Four-Year Battle with Cancer

Chadwick Boseman, who was Know for his role in the "Black Panther," and the "Avengers" movies as King T'Challa has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer according to a post on his twitter.

The post made on his twitter said the beloved actor who played Black icons such as James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and Jackie Robinson, died at home with his wife and family.

Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, and it progressed to stage four, the post said. He was 43 years old, according to The Associated Press.

The post added that it was "the honor of his career" to play King T'Challa in "Black Panther." In August 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler announced that "Black Panther 2" would be released in May 2022.

According to BuzzFeed

Actor Chadwick Boseman's career was defined by his portrayal of Black legends — both real and fictional — on screen, including the first Black mainstream superhero Black Panther, soul singer James Brown, baseball player Jackie Robinson and civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall.

Fans posted tributes to Boseman's notable body of work after his death Friday following a colon cancer diagnosis four years ago, which he kept private, and stories of his real-life generosity to other young creatives.

Many shared a video from The Tonight Show in 2018, where Black fans stood in front of a poster of Boseman's Black Panther character King T'Challa and shared what his performance meant to them. Waiting just behind the curtain was Boseman, who then surprised each fan.

"I can't express how much it means to me and the community and my family," said one man, who then repeated "my king, my king" when Boseman came out from behind the curtain.

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