'Black Panther' and '42' Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43. The actor died at his Los Angeles home Friday surrounded by family after a battle with colon cancer. The actor was diagnosis with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and fought the illness for four years.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “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.”