‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Chadwick Boseman, the famed Black Panther actor died at the age of 43 on Friday after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer.

The tweet announcing Boseman’s death currently has become perhaps the most like tweet on twitter having more than 7.3 million likes and 3.1 million retweets at the time of this article’s publication.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the tweet announced.

The sudden demise of the actor, who was popularly known as Black Panther, has left his many followers from all over the world in a deep state of sorrow.

Boseman rose to prominence after essaying the role of the real-life figures including baseball star Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42 and American singer-songwriter James Brown in 2014’s Get on Up.

In the movie Black Panther, the late actor starred as the ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation with the most advanced technology. The quote, “Wakanda Forever” will live on.

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