Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020) was an American actor known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures including Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014) and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017), and for his depiction of the superhero Black Panther in Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America:Avengers : Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018). He featured in movies like 21 Bridges (2019) and Da 5 Bloods (2020), too. Boseman died in his home on 28 August 2020 of complications linked to his four-year battle with colon cancer. In 2016, he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer but did not disclose his diagnosis publicly. He died at age 43 on 28 August 2020, after a four-year struggle with colon cancer.
Chadwick Boseman’s family said several of his films — including “Marshall,” “Da 5 Bloods,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” — were shot during and between surgeries and chemoterapy.