‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43

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Actor Chadwick Boseman died Friday, August 28, after a four year-long battle with colon cancer.

The 'Black Panther' actor's passing was confirmed through a statement posted to his Twitter account.

"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," read the statement. "Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV."

"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you 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 post continued. "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," detailed the statement. "The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time."