“Black Panther” Chadwick Boseman Dead At 43. RIP

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.Matt Kennedy / Marvel Studios

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed the Black Panther on the big screen, died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer, his family said in a statement on social media. He was 43, reports NBC News.

Boseman had not spoken about his bout with cancer, and his death came as a shock to many.

He died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his family by his side.