Chadwick Boseman, best known for his roles as James Brown in "Get On Up" and Jackie Robinson in "42", died on August 28, 2020, at the age of 43, after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina. He attended Howard University, where he studied acting. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he worked in Off-Broadway and regional theater productions, and appeared in several television shows and films.
Boseman's breakout role came in 2013, when he played Jackie Robinson in "42". The film was a box office success, and Boseman's performance earned him critical acclaim.
Boseman's other film credits include "Draft Day", "Message from the King", "Marshall", and "Black Panther". He also appeared in the television series "Persons Unknown" and "Castle".
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. He continued to work throughout his treatment, appearing in films such as "Marshall" and "Black Panther." His final film, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", was released posthumously.
Boseman was a private person, and kept his cancer diagnosis a secret from the public. His death came as a shock to the entertainment industry and to the world.
Boseman was a talented and respected actor, who will be remembered for his groundbreaking performances in "42" and "Get On Up", and for his inspiring strength and courage in the face of adversity.