Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Colon Cancer At 43

August 31, 2020
Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

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Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Colon Cancer At 43

Chadwick Boseman, who played black icons like Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday after a 4-year battle with colon cancer at 43. Chadwick Boseman kept his diagnosis and battle with colon cancer a secret, even as it progressed into stage four and he was filming. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. His wife and family were by his side when he passed. His family said in statement that Chadwick Boseman was “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.” This final tweet of their statement announcing his death has become Twitter's most-liked post ever. Chadwick Boseman even visited terminally ill children here in Memphis at St. Jude's Children Research Hospital during his own cancer battle back in 2018. Celebrities have been honoring and remembering Chadwick Boseman on social media all weekend and Black Panther has climbed to the top of Amazon and the Apple charts in wake of his death. I myself watched the movie last night. Rest in peace.

VMA's Recap

Here are your big winners form the VMA's last night! The night belonged to Lady Gaga though, who walked away as the night's biggest winner with 5 awards and the first ever recipient of the Tricon Award.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

The Weeknd – "Blinding Lights" 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Doja Cat 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Miley Cyrus – "Mother’s Daughter" – Art Direction by Christian Stone

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BTS – "On" – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – "Rain On Me" – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss

BEST HIP HOP

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lady Gaga 

BEST POP

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BEST R&B

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SONG OF THE YEAR

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BEST DIRECTION

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BEST COLLABORATION

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BEST GROUP

BTS

BEST ALTERNATIVE

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