Chadwick Boseman was more than an actor for the masses. He symbolized something powerful and was a ray of hope for a whole community, a whole generation. The film “Black Panther” and Boseman are a symbol of power for the black community and many Marvel fans. He has managed to leave a powerful legacy which sadly is still unfinished and ended sooner than it should have. He was a cultural hero and inspiration for many. 

Quick Infos
Full nameChadwick Aaron Boseman
Date of birthNovember 29, 1976
Birth PlaceAnderson, South Carolina
Parent(s)Carolyn Boesman (Mother)
Leroy Boseman (Father)
OccupationActor, Director, Writer, Film Producer
Spouse(s)Taylor Simone Leeward (2019-2020)
DeathAugust 28, 2020
Net WorthUS $15 Million

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor/producer who had portrayed many historical personalities like Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and Thurgood Marshall in films like “42”, “Get on Up” and “Marshall” respectively. For his magnificent performance as Black Panther in the various MCU films, he won various awards including a Screen Actors Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award. 

He co-produced and acted in “21 Bridges” in 2019. The last film he acted in is “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. This film is set to release on Netflix posthumously. 

He hero onscreen and died like one. For four years, he battled with colon cancer without letting anyone know. When he was losing weight, fans thought it was for a role but little did they know what this great actor was going through. He passed away on August 28, 2020. 

Chadwick Boseman


Chadwick Boseman’s full name is Chadwick Aaron Boseman. He was born to Carolyn Boesman and Leroy Boseman on November 29, 1976, in Anderson which is in South Carolina. Her mother was a nurse by profession and Leroy used to handle upholstery business and had a job in the textile industry. 

Chadwick Boseman completed his highschool from T.L. Hanna High School in 2995. His first play named “Crossroads” was staged in his junior year after one of his classmates was shot and killed. 

He graduated with a Bachelor in Directing from Howard University and has also studied acting in Digital Film Academy. He moved to LA in 2008 to pursue his career as an actor. Before that, Chadwick Boseman worked as a drama instructor in Schomburg Junior Scholars Program. 



He is of American nationality. 


 Boseman’s ancestry includes Krio people, Yoruba people, and Limba people from Sierra Leone and Nigeria. 



Chadwick Boseman made his first appearance on TV in 2003. He appeared in an episode of “Third Watch“. Boseman was fired from “All My Children” after he had concerns about racist stereotypes in the show. He also made appearances in “Law & Order” and “ER”. 

He appeared as “Nate” in 9 episodes of “Lincoln Heights” from 2008 to 2009. 

Chadwick Boseman

His first-ever career lead role was in the film “42” which was released in 2013. He portrayed the role of Jackie Robinson who was an American baseball player. 

In 2014, he starred in “Draft Day”.  The same year, he played the role of James Brown in “Get on Up”. In the 2016 film “Gods of Egypt” Chadwick Boseman played the role of an ancient Egyptian deity named Thoth.

He played the role of Back Panther in the film “Captain America: Civil War”. The film was the first of the five-picture deal Chadwick Boseman had signed with Marvel.

“Black Panther” was released in 2018 and it revolved around Baseman’s character T’Challa and his country of Wakanda. The film was one of the highest-grossing films of 2018 and received much critical acclaim. He reprised the role of Black Panther in the films “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”. Endgame is the highest-grossing film to date. 

In 2019, he starred in the film “21 Bridges”.



Fans had shown concern after Boseman uploaded a video on Instagram where he looked super skinny. Chadwick Boseman, however, never spoke about his cancer diagnosis publicly. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 which becomes his slow poison to death. The cancer was in stage III and it reached stage IV before 2020 that nobody can stop him from death. He worked on several films like “Marshall”, “Da 5 Blood” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” when he was going through treatment. The treatment involved chemotherapy and multiple surgeries. 



Chadwick Boseman kept his personal life private. His family later revealed that he married Taylor Simone Leeward in October 2019. They started dating in 2015. 

He was raised a Christian and was involved in a church choir. He prayed to god for the role in the “Black Panther” film. 

Chadwick Boseman


He was 1.83 meters tall and weighed 86kg. 

He was 43 years old when he died of colon cancer. 



Before Chadwick Boseman died, he was fairly active on many social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

His death was confirmed via a post on various media platforms which stated that he had died in his home with his wife and family beside him.

His family also thanked everyone for the love and prayers. They also asked the fans to respect their privacy.

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Chadwick’s legacy will never be forgotten. He has set his own unique mark in the industry and the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. While doing this, he had amassed an estimated net worth of US$ 15 million. He was a great actor and a good kind-hearted human being. His excellent portrayal of T’Challa will never be forgotten.