‘Black Panther’ film star Chadwick Boseman dead at 43, after cancer battle

August 29, 2020 - 10:49 AM
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50th NAACP Image Awards – Photo Room – Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2019 – Chadwick Boseman poses backstage with his Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for Black Panther. (Reuters/Mike Blake/File Photo)

LOS ANGELES — Actor Chadwick Boseman, the “Black Panther” Marvel film star, has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to an announcement posted on Friday on the performer’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

—Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Additional reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta and Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; editing by Jane Wardell