Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played 'Black Panther' in the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU), has died from colon cancer. He was 42.
Chadwick died in his home, with his family and wife by his side, according to a statement posted on the actor's Twitter account earlier today, 29 August.
"The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time."
He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016
He battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV, the statement said.
Chadwick had not publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films.
"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."
The statement said the role of King T'Challa was the "honour of (Chadwick's) career."