Actor Chadwick Boseman, who rose to fame as Black Panther in the Marvel superhero universe, passed away on Friday after his struggle with colon cancer. The 43-year-old actor was diagnosed with cancer four years ago. Also Read - All About Colon Cancer: Symptoms And Treatment of Disease That Took Black Panther Aka Chadwick Boseman's Life

The actor’s publicist Nicki Fioravante issued an official statement in which they mentioned it was his career’s ‘honour to bring King TChalla to life in Black Panther’. The entire statement read: Also Read - 'Tribute Fit For a King', Post Announcing Chadwick Boseman's Demise Breaks Twitter Record

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much, his family said in the statement. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilsons Ma Raineys Black Bottom and several more- all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King TChalla to life in Black Panther.” Also Read - Arsenal vs Liverpool: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Dedicates Goal During FA Community Shield to American Actor Chadwick Boseman | WATCH

As the news went viral on social media, the fans remembered the much-loved actor and his performance in the role of Marvel’s first black superhero.

View this post on Instagram

It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ ⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣ ⁣ A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣ ⁣ It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣ ⁣ He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ ⁣ The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

A post shared by Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) on

Boseman’s cancer diagnosis was not revealed in the media. It was only in April this year that fans took to social media and expressed concern about his health. As he played the role of TChalla, the actor made the audience go crazy with his signature ‘Wakanda Forever’ salute from the movie Black panther.

May his soul rest in peace!