Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has died of colon cancer . The kin of the actor in a statement said," 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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

The actor had been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016. “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,” the statement said.

According to reports, Boseman got his first television role in 2003. It was in an episode of Third Watch. His first starring role came in the 2013 sports drama 42. He played the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson. Boseman played another Black icon, judge Thurgood Marshall, in a 2017 biopic.

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Boseman's name became more famous after he appeared in the Marvel superhero Black Panther in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and then in director Ryan Coogler’s 2018 film, which went on to gross over $1.3 billion worldwide.

The other famous character's of him were in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

His last film appearance was in director Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, which released on Netflix earlier this year, according to reports.