In a profound act of heroism, Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman is reported to have secretly battled with colon cancer for five years, and was remarkably able to shoot nine (9) movies during his illness.
Following his demise, his family made a shocking revelation that he continued to make movies in between surgeries and chemotherapy treatment.
This means that he was diagnosed in 2016 the year that he debuted as King T’Challa in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
And it means that after his diagnosis, Boseman filmed and appeared in Marshall, Black Panther, two more Avengers movies, 21 Bridges, Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, and an upcoming adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
This output is immense coming from an actor who had been making major Hollywood films for only two years before his big Marvel break.
Since his death, the star actor has continued to be honored through posthumous awards and numerous tributes reflecting the profound impact he had not only on the film industry, but on fans, especially the young people who looked up to him as a true inspiration and super hero.