WINNIPEG - Actor Chadwick Boseman has passed away from colon cancer at 43.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
He was best known as Black Panther, the Marvel superhero, but he also portrayed Black American icons Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.
As the family statement says, he underwent "countless surgeries and chemotherapy" to battle the cancer after being diagnosed at stage three in 2016. The whole time he fought the disease, he never spoke publicly about it.