Entertainment fans around the globe took a sucker punch to the gut late Friday, when news broke of actor Chadwick Boseman’s death after a four year battle with colon cancer. He was only 43 years old. He reportedly died at home surrounded by his wife and children.
Boseman’s all-too-brief career embodied — or prefaced — today’s Black Lives Matter movement, with his brilliant silver screen portrayals of African American icons like James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and Jackie Robinson. But he’ll be best remembered, perhaps, for his starring role as T’Challa in 2018’s superhero phenomenon Black Panther.
Read freelance writer MPC’s reflections on Chadwick Boseman, and hear some of the actor’s final words.