LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring audiences worldwide as the regal Black Panther in Marvel’s blockbuster movie franchise, died Friday of cancer. He was 43.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
Don't know who he was, not having seen any of those movies, but ... he hadn't reached the age of being routinely screened for colon cancer, so he basically didn't have a chance to fight it early.
Wonder if anyone in his family - even a couple generations back - had had it. Whether they did or didn't, maybe this will encourage some of his relatives to be screened, even if not yet to the age where you're encouraged to be screened.
In this day & age, I think we need to find out as much as we can about family health so we can make appropriate decisions in our own lives. And, I know, getting info out of family members can be like pulling teeth, but we at least have to try.
Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.