American actor Chadwick Boseman died on Friday due to colon cancer, his family announced in a social media statement. The 43-year-old was battling the disease since 2016, which had reached to Stage-IV, over the years.

According to the statement, the ‘Black Panther’ star was undergoing surgeries and chemotherapy while filming for a number of films.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” read the statement. 

Read: ‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

Here is a list of some of the best films that Chadwick left for us.

Black Panther

Chadwick became a household name after he played the role of King T’challa in ‘Black Panther’, a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The 2018 film became a huge hit and was hailed for portraying diversity. Chadwick’s performance was appreciated by audience and critics alike. 


A biopic on baseball icon Jackie Robinson, ’42’ turned out to be one of the most important films of Chadwick’s career. Set in 1947, the movie embarks the journey of Robinson, who was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. The 43-year-old’s acting left an impression on the audience and was quite appreciated for it. Coincidentally, the actor died on Jackie Robinson Day, the day when the baseball player made his debut.

Get On Up

The film is based on American singer James Brown’s life, and Chadwick nails the role of Brown. He spectacularly portrayed every aspect of Brown and the performance will keep the audience invested in the movie.


In his third biopic, Chadwick steps into the shoes of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American judge of the US. Focussing on the early courtroom days of Marshall’s career as a lawyer, the movie also highlights some social issues as well. Chadwick Boseman’s performance in the titular role is commendable and has been appreciated over the years.