In extremely sad news, actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43. His family confirmed his passing after a private four year battle with colon cancer.

Boseman was born in Anderson, South Carolina and would later attend Howard University. He began his career with smaller roles in television such as “Lincoln Heights,” “Cold Case,” “Castle,” and “Justified.”

Chadwick Boseman returned to his alma mater Howard University in 2018.

It was his breakout role as baseball legend Jackie Legend in the 2013 film “42.” He would go on to play other notable figures such as Thurgood Marshall, James Brown, and star as King T’Challa in the 2018 box office juggernaut, “Black Panther.” His most recent films included “21 Bridges” and “Da 5 Bloods.”

The cast of ‘Black Panther’ at the 2019 SAG Awards.

According to statements, Boseman was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 at the age of 39 and filmed in between treatment and surgeries. He died Friday surrounded by his wife and family.

Chadwick will truly be missed.