Chadwick Boseman has been laid to rest in his home state of South Carolina. The actor known globally as the titular Marvel hero in Black Panther passed away on August 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Now, Boseman's death certificate has revealed details of the battle which he had kept quiet while working on Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and other non-Marvel movie projects including 21 Bridges and Da 5 Bloods.
"The Black Panther star was laid to rest Sept. 3 at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina, about 11 miles from Boseman’s hometown of Anderson, the Los Angeles County Certificate showed," the AP reports. "Anderson held a public memorial for Boseman a day later." Boseman passed away near Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California.
Boseman's cause of death was listed as multiple organ failure, a complication caused by his battle with colon cancer. Boseman underwent surgery to have the cancer removed after his diagnosis in 2016, according to the records obtained by AP. In March of this year, he had laparoscopic surgery after the cancer metastasized.
The actor who brought T'Challa to life also portrayed several iconic real life figures in his acting career which was unquestionably on the rise. he portrayed Jackie Robinson in 42, Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, and James Brown in Get On Up.
His co-stars from Black Panther, among other projects, have come out to share their reactions and condolences in the wake of Boseman's passing. Letitia Wright shared a video she made herself on Instagram. Director Ryan Coogler wrote a letter about his feelings. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shared his grief. Michael B. Jordan shared a powerful tribute to Boseman on his Instagram page.
Boseman grew up in South Carolina but left the state to go to college at Howard University in Washington D.C.. He would later move to California as he pursued his career in film.