Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 43. The news shocked millions around the world, especially since Boseman had not publicly disclosed his condition. Chadwick Boseman may be gone, but he has immortalised his name by portraying Black Panther.
A South Carolina native, Boseman was already a star when he was cast in the role of T’Challa or Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before the actor briefly appeared as the superhero in Russo Brothers’ Captain America: Civil War, he had made his name due to the portrayal of baseball star Jackie Robinson alongside Harrison Ford in the 2013 movie 42.
But it was 2018’s Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler, that made Chadwick Boseman a household name. The film was historic in many ways, not least because it was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie with a black actor in the lead. While MCU already had Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson or Falcon and Don Cheadle as James Rhodes or Iron Patriot, those characters were basically sidekicks to Captain America and Iron Man, respectively.
Source: Indian Express