Colon cancer claims Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther” was 43


Man, will this year never end?

Dammit. Had no idea he was sick. Apparently only his family did. He was diagnosed four years ago, and only told his family. He rushed through a string of Marvel movies, made “21 Bridges” and worked with Spike Lee on “Da Five Bloods,” all in those last four years. Like late life Olivier, he piled on the work in a race against time, doing it between surgeries and treatments, his spokesperson said.

He will be remembered for “Black Panther,” a blockbuster that became a cultural phenomenon. But he was wonderful — much better — in “Marshall,” “42”and “Get on Up.”

Way too young to die, an actor of noble bearing just coming into his own. Rest in peace.



About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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