Actor Chadwick Boseman, who appeared in the film Black Panther, has died, aged 43, after a battle with colon cancer.
Boseman was diagnosed with the cancer in 2016 but continued to work in other major films including 21 Bridges and two movies in the Avengers franchise: Inifinity War and Endgame. These were filmed during and between many surgeries and chemotherapy.
Boseman died at home surrounded by his family and with his wife by his side, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account.
A media statement read: “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you so many of the films you have come to love so much.”
It was Boseman’s role as King T’ Challa in the boundary-breaking film Black Panther that he was best recognised for, many seeing his character standing as a symbol of black power.