His death left Disney executives stunned and scrambling to take the role as Boseman was ‘convinced until about a week before his death that he was going to beat cancer”
When Chadwick Boseman, the 43-year-old actor who was born and raised in tiny Anderson, South Carolina and graduated Howard University before achieving eventual big-box success, died of colon cancer on August 28, he left millions in mourning for his talent, resolve and what he will always represent.
In the aftermath of Boseman’s death, his most popular role — that of Black Panther in the Marvel movies — is now gone, except for a legendary legacy. The franchise will continue undoubtedly with Black Panther 2, which was to be released in March 2021. His death left Disney executives stunned and scrambling to fill the role as Boseman was ‘convinced until about a week before his death that he was going to beat cancer’ “, The Hollywood Reporter reported citing a source close to Boseman.
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