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“Black Panther” Star Chadwick Boseman Has Passed Away

We are so heartbroken to report that Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel Studios “Black Panther,” has lost his battle with colon cancer. This has come as an understandable shock, as the actor had kept his diagnosis (and subsequent treatment) a secret for many years.

His family released a statement, saying:

“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. 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.”

Boseman was 43.

Clearly, the talented actor was far more than just T’Challa the Black Panther. He played Jackie Robinson in “42,” and the incredible James Brown in “Get on Up.”

Stars across all social media platforms have been posting their shock and sadness at the passing of Boseman.

Angela Bassett:

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Marvel Studios:

Don Cheadle:

Mark Ruffalo:

Brie Larson:

Dwayne The Rock Johnson:

Jeffrey Wright:

Issa Rae:

August 28th is the birthday of Black Panther creator Jack Kirby, as well as Jackie Robinson Day.

Rest in power.

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Mary Anne Butler (Mab) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), Bleeding Cool (where she was News Editor), and now NerdBot as News Editor. Over the past 10 years, she’s built a reputation at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. Though she be but little, she is fierce.