Hollywood and the international entertainment industry has been thrown into mourning, by the passing on of the renowned actor Chadwick Boseman: Wakanda Forever! He stared as the ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation with the most advanced technology on Earth.
The Black Panther star succumbed to colon cancer in the presence of his wife and family, at their home in Los Angeles. Tribute to the fallen African-American actor has since come from who is who in the world of entertainment, sports, and politics.
He was born as Chadwick Aaron Bosema on November 29, 1976, to Leroy and Carolyn Boseman, in Anderson South Carolina, United States of America. Boseman made it to the roll of black Celebrities born on November 29.
He attended Howard University and studied at the Oxford Mid-Summer Program for acting, before moving to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue an acting career.
Initially, he wanted to be a writer and director thereby performing in several TV roles, while continuing to write plays.
Chadwick Boseman biography
- Also Known As: Chadwick Aaron Bosema
- Birthday: November 29, 1976
- Horoscope: Sagittarius
- Born in: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
- Height: 6’0″
- Spouse: Taylor Simone Ledward
- Father: Leroy Boseman
- Mother: Carolyn Boseman
- Best Performance in a Movie: Black Panther
- Died On: August 28, 2020
- Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Cause Of Death: Colon Cancer
When Boseman started acting in 2003, he appeared in a recurring role in the TV series All My Children‘. Subsequently, he appeared in an episode each of Third Watch, Law & Order, and CSI: NY respectively.
In 2008, he was cast as Nathaniel “Nate” Ray in the series Lincoln Heights. The same year, the artist did the flick The Express.
Chadwick next played Sergeant McNair in the series Persons Unknown. In 2011, he got featured in the TV programs Castle, Fringe, Detroit, and Justified in turn.
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Chaddy’s breakthrough role came when he played baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, in the 2013 film 42. In 2014 he played another iconic African-American personality, starring as the soul legend James Brown, in Get on Up.
It was his role as King T’chala in the blockbuster hit Black Panther in 2018, which propelled him to the international stardom he has enjoyed till his death.
Besides acting, he loved competing in basketball, the game he enjoyed playing while growing up. The artiste had worked as a drama instructor at the beginning of his career.
These are some of the movies that Boseman has been cast in:
- As Jackie Robinson in the biographical sports movie, 42, in 2013
- As James Brown in the 2014 biographical film Get on Up
- In 2016, he featured in the movie Gods of Egypt
- The same year, he also joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War as T’Challa / Black Panther
- Boseman co-produced as well as acted in the film Marshall.
- In 2018, he re-enacted his role as T’Challa / Black Panther in the movies Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War respectively.
- In 2019, he starred in the action thriller film 21 Bridges.
- The last film of his career was the war drama film Da 5 Bloods, which was released on Netflix on 12 June 2020
The Black Panther star found out he had cancer four years ago but did not reveal his diagnosis to the public.
Rest in Peace Chaddy, you have inspired a whole generation of young black men and women, providing them with a true superhero to look up to.