I AM IN SHOCK! Chadwick Boseman passed away today, on Jackie Robinson Day, 7 years after he played Jackie Robinson in the the film 42.
Here’s the family’s statement…
“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 four years as it progressed to stage IV.
A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and several more. All were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.