Chadwick Aaron Boseman born in November 29, 1976 was an American actor and producer. Best known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures, such as,
Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017); and for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, most notably in Black Panther (2018), for which he won a NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
He also starred in films such as 21 Bridges (2019) and Da 5 Bloods (2020). Boseman died at age 43, four years after being diagnosed with colon cancer.😪
The heartbreaking news was published by his social media page handlers some hours ago. Firstly on Facebook, then Twitter.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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.
He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time”.
Oh no this is not happening.😪
what is colon cancer ?
Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon). The colon is the final part of the digestive tract. Colon cancer typically affects older adults, though it can happen at any age
It usually begins as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called polyps that form on the inside of the colon. Over time some of these polyps can become colon cancers.
Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
- A persistent change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
- Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
- Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
- A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
- Weakness or fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
Before His Death Chadwick Boseman was trolled massively on twitter when his unintentional weight loss became very obvious.😭
He was diagnosed of colon cancer in 2016 at stage 3 and no one knew his struggle apart from family.
He remained strong and gave us at least 3 good movies, including BLACK PANTHER, while fighting for his own life.
We never saw the fear, the panic, and depression from the gruelling realities of his cancer prognosis.
He remained strong and kept working.
His condition was in stage 4, clinically intractable and ‘death-bent’ yet he brought the panther.
Did he know he was going to die?
Yes, but this man remained undaunted in a way that now shocks me.
He shot movies in between chemotherapy and surgeries.
You look at him and see big muscles and you think they are his biggest strengths.
Chadwick was a superhero and it had nothing to do with muscle and ATP.
He kept his struggle and pain to himself until death, did not bother us with it, yet people judged and mocked him.
If you follow him on twitter you would have seen what people said, mostly the so-called sensitive America, both black and white.
When you see significant physical changes on people, take a breath and ask yourself DO I REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THEM?
Ask yourself that before you give an unsolicited opinion.
So many women have struggles you would never know, some have issues with their thryroid glands and struggle with weight.
Some are too busy working to make ends meet that they barely have time to take care of themselves, people are struggling, let smiles not fool you.
Many comedians glide over their own problems to make you happy, beyond the money they get paid, they do it to give value and because they love to make others happy.
You see a single mother, and without even understanding her struggle, we are already shaming, blaming and judging.
This is why many are so scared to talk to anyone about what they are going through.
The planet has lost another man who brought so much class, talent, simplicity, and inspiration to the movie industry.
But this post is more about us the living than it is about Chadwick.
The strength in man is frail but some maximize that and even as humans, they bear and do things superheros could not do.
We know you are busy, but if you’re still alive this moment, please take few seconds to wish this Hero RIP. Drop a tribute for him in the comments section.😪😭
Pay attention, be sensitive, be humane, be kind, let love lead.
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