Chadwick Boseman who had portrayed Black Panther superhero died this Friday. He had been fighting a four long year battle with colon cancer and was just 43. Despite knowing this he took on various roles without making his condition public. So, a ‘Superhero’ in fiction and life.

Captain America Civil War (2016) - Chadwick Boseman
Captain America Civil War (2016) – Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick) ©2016 Marvel

He roles also included playing significant Black Americans onscreen. Notably:-

  • Jackie Robinson, the first African American in Major League Baseball – 42 (2013)
  • Singer James Brown, ‘Godfather of Soul’ – Get on Up (2014)
  • Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and civil rights activist – Marshall (2017)

Black Panther Press Conference Soundbyte

Chadwick took questions during the press conference for Black Panther. Why it was so important to him to have T’Challa speak with an African accent…

Chadwick Boseman Gallery Selection

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