by Muthoni Kimani
September 4, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, known to many as the ‘King of Wakanda’ has passed away aged 43. He succumbed to colon cancer which he has battled since 2016.
Many were shocked after his management announced through social media;
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
They concluded by saying;
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
As he battled cancer, the ‘Black Panther’ lost a dramatic amount of weight, and when he shared his photos, people were quick to attack, not knowing what was happening behind the camera. Now that he is dead and gone, even those who castigated him are quick to wish him to ‘RIP’.
His fans, family and friends will greatly miss Chadwick. May He Rest in Peace.