Chadwick Boseman had been dealing with the diagnosis of colon cancer for 4 long years, which he decided to keep out of the public eye. In fact, only a select few knew about his illness.
The reason why he decided to keep his illness a secret has finally been revealed, and it's heartbreaking...
The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman shocked us all.
via: GettyWhile appearing in different movies, we had no idea that the late actor was battling colon cancer.
And there's a heartbreaking reason he decided to keep it a secret.
But he has left behind some amazing content to remember him by...
Black Pather completely revolutionized the film industry.
We'd never seen anything like this before.
And even outside of the storyline, this movie broke barriers.
via: IMDBWith black talent spread across the entire cast and production, Black Panther became more than just a social talking point. It became an artistic celebration of black culture.
In the past, we have struggled to see such overwhelming representation.
via: IMDBThe genre typically upholds traditional superhero visuals, as seen with Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman, just to name a select few...
But Black Panther saw a whole new story brought to life.
And one of the main reasons for this was the cast members...
But the star of the show was none other than Chadwick Boseman.The Guardian described him as a man who is helping to "[open] up people's minds."
The forty-two-year-old played the main character, Black Panther.
That's why he talked about the pressure that came about with such a big role.
via: IMDBHe explained how most of it was "brought on himself." "It’s not like it’s actually coming from outside. I think we all placed that pressure on ourselves with this cos we knew what the opportunity was. Everyone knew this was something that had not been done before."
"So you have to get it right."
Even though Boseman seemed pretty happy and excitable on his socials, fans pointed out that he didn't look well in more recent times...
Lots of people sent him well-wishes...
Praying for Chadwick Boseman’s health. The internet is ignorant and ill-bred.— Firecracker (@Firecracker)1587023176.0
Others defended his privacy...
Chadwick Boseman does not strike me as one who likes intrusions, so invading his privacy by sliding into his commen… https://t.co/f7TNoza5iY— Maco (@Maco)1587037520.0
But then it all made sense when the announcement was made...
The late actor has left us with incredible movies to cement his legacy in the industry.
via: GettyAnd the director of Black Pather, Ryan Coogler has recently spoken out about how Chadwick influenced one of the most iconic lines in the film.
It seems as though Chadwick was extremely dedicated to the job.EW, the director revealed that while filming a scene with John Kani, who played his father in the film, he learned Kani's native language in a day, which eventually became the official language of Wakanda.
Coogler went into more detail, saying this:
He really thought about the fine details of his role, including his accent.
So many more amazing details have emerged about Boseman's life...
via: GettyIncluding his decision to keep his terminal illness a secret.
It was reported only Chadwick’s family and a small group of insiders knew about the severity of his illness.
Kevin Feige, Marvel's chief creative officer, received an urgent email on Friday detailing Chadwick's rapid decline.
There was a reason why Chadwick didn't want to make his illness public...
This is such a tragedy.
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