Chadwick Boseman buried in South Carolina after tragic death at 43 following four-year battle with colon cancer
CHADWICK Boseman has been laid to rest near his South Carolina hometown.
The Black Panther star, who passed away aged 43 from colon cancer, was laid to rest Sept. 3 at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina, about 11 miles from Boseman’s hometown of Anderson, reports Today.
The actor was buried near his South Carolina hometown six days after he died at his home in Los Angeles, according to a death certificate obtained by The Associated Press.
Boseman died at his home near Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Aug. 28, the record said.
The immediate cause was listed as multiple organ failure, with the underlying cause of colon cancer, which his family said previously that he had been diagnosed with four years earlier.
Boseman had surgery to remove the colon cancer in 2016 after his diagnosis, and in March of this year had laparoscopic surgery to remove cancer that had metastasized, the record showed.
The document lists Boseman’s profession as “artist,” and his industry as entertainment.
Chadwick, who played Black Panther in four Marvel movies, had kept his battle against colon cancer a secret, with very few outside of his own family who knew about his illness.
The actor – who also starred in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 – left behind grieving wife Taylor Simone Ledward.
His beloved wife Taylor, whom he secretly married shortly before his death, was at his bedside alongside close family.
Since the actor’s death was announced tributes have since flooded in, with praise for Boseman's legacy and significance to millions of fans around the world following his starring role in the groundbreaking Black Panther.
The film was a landmark moment for representation in Hollywood.
Boseman was a playwright who acted and directed in theater before playing the Marvel Comics character King TChalla in Black Panther, which became one of the top-grossing films in history.
He also wowed audiences in his portrayal of other Black icons, including Jackie Robinson in 42 and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, and shined in other films such as Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods.
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