Our Fallen Hero

Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born on November 29, 1976 in Anderson, South Carolina. His parents were Leroy Boseman and Carolyn Boseman. Boseman’s father, Leroy, was a business manager and his mother, Carolyn, was a nurse. Boseman also has two brothers. The eldest is Derrick who works as a preacher in South Carolina, and the youngest is Kevin who is a dancer. When Boseman was a junior in high school he wrote a play called Crossroads and staged it after one of his classmates who was shot and killed. Boseman graduated from T.l. Hanna high school in 1995 and went to Howard University to study directing. Boseman then graduated in 2000 with his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Boseman started dating his wife, Singer Taylor, in 2015 and got married a few months before his death.  They had no children.

Chadwick Boseman’s first ever major role was playing the character Graham McNair in the 2010 T.V series Persons Unknown. Boseman’s biggest breakthrough was his performance in the 2013 movie 42. In this film, he played the famous baseball player Jackie Robinson. Boseman’s most famous movie was the 2018 movie Black Panther. He played King T’Challa who is ruler of the fictional city of Wakanda, but is a superhero everywhere else he travels. The other reason it was so famous was because it inspired many people to learn more about black culture and black power.

In 2016 Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He mostly kept his illness, and his 4 years fighting it, private. Although Boseman is a true fighter, he starred in many movies during this last battle. His colon cancer progressed to stage 4 which caused his death on August 28, 2020 at age 43. He died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and his family by his side. His death broke many people’s hearts around the world. Chadwick Boseman will always be remembered as an amazing hero. Rest in peace.