Nearly a week after his death, new details have emerged about the final days of Chadwick Boseman.
The actor who passed away from colon cancer on August 28 was set to star in the sequel to the hit movie ‘Black Panther.’
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A source close to the actor told The Hollywood Reporter that the 43-year-old was convinced he would beat his cancer and would be able to gain weight back for a ‘Black Panther’ sequel set to start filming in March. He was set to start preparing for the film as early as September.
As many grieve over the loss, the content of some of his last conversations have been revealed.
Producer Logan Coles, who knew Boseman since they both attended Howard University, spoke to Variety about the his last conversations with his friend. In which he said:
“Tell ‘em what we did. Tell them all the work that was done and what I had to go through to tell those stories. …You better not stop, hear me?”
Trainer Addison Henderson, who met Boseman though Coles, was one of the select few people to know about the actor’s condition along with his longtime agent Michael Greene.
Greene revealed the reason as to why the diagnosis was kept secret to The Hollywood Reporter, saying:
“She [Chadwick’s mother Carolyn] always taught him not to have people fuss over him. He also felt in this business that people trip out about things, and he was a very, very private person.”
Friend Henderson goes on to describe how the ‘Marshall‘ star lived his life despite his diagnosis, saying:
“He was just living his artistic life to the fullest and using his time and his moment to really affect people.”
The late actor will appear in the upcoming movie ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ which will debut on Netflix.
Our continued condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.