Chadwick Boseman's death certificate reveals he died from mutliple organ failure, laid to rest in South Carolina hometown
The 'Black Panther' actor had passed away on August 28 after battling colon cancer for around four years
Chadwick Boseman's death certificate has now been released and shows that the actor died of organ failure with the underlying cause being colon cancer. The 'Black Panther' actor had passed away on August 28 after battling colon cancer for around four years. The 43-year-old actor was buried close to the city of Anderson where he had been born in 1976, revealed his death certificate.
Boseman's funeral was held on September 3 with him being buried at the Welfare Baptist Church Cemetry located in Belton in South Carolina. The certificate states that Boseman had passed away at his home which is in Los Angeles.
The certificate also reveals that Boseman had undergone colectomy surgery in 2016. Then in March earlier this year, Boseman had undergone laparoscopic surgery in order to remove cancer that had metastasized. Besides his memorial, Boseman was also remembered in a memorial that took place in Malibu, California.
His wife Taylor Ledward and his Marvel colleagues paid their tributes to the star. Boseman's colleague Lupita Nyong'o had taken to social media to compare Boseman's death to a "punch to my gut every morning" on September 8.
Nyong'o had written, "I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn't make sense." She recalled working together on the sets of 'Black Panther' and wrote, "When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence."
"He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from. You got the sense that he was fully present and also somehow fully aware of things in the distant future. As a result, I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease...and he put in the work with all of us," she revealed.
She said that she had never once heard him complain despite his secret ongoing battle with cancer.
Boseman's family had announced his death on his official Instagram page where they had written, "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," the post read.
"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," the post concluded.
The death of Boseman left the world in shock with many taking to various social media platforms to share their grief and condolences.