King T’Challa forever! After the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman at just 43 years old, the Black Panther sequel will look very different with insiders telling OK! That … ... His character T’Challa, king and protector of technologically advanced Wakanda, was the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, having been featured in “The Fantastic Four” in 1966. His older brother M'Baku finds T'Challa bloodied, mute, and near death but derisively calls him a fool for attempting the trial. Chadwick Boseman death: Black Panther star, 'King T'Challa' wey die of colon cancer receive tributes from Hollywood, Marvel family and rest of … … T'Challa, the younger son of King T'Chaka of Wakanda, is severely injured during the "Trial of the Panther" from which the protector of the nation is selected. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” his family said in a statement. Chadwick Boseman, known for his role as King T'Challa in Marvel's "Black Panther," has died after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a post on … T'Challa is the King of Wakanda and the eldest child of T'Chaka and Ramonda.As the Wakandan monarch, he became the holder of the Black Panther mantle. A statement posted on Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account confirmed the actor died after a four year battle with colon cancer. 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 actor, who portrayed King T’Challa … We're first introduced to the Black Panther, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), back in Captain America: Civil War. The news of Boseman’s death sent shockwaves through Hollywood and around the world. “It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” said a statement posted to Boseman’s social media accounts. The story follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, King T’Chaka (John Kani), returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. With his role as King T'Challa in the boundary-breaking film "Black Panther," he became a global icon and an inspiring symbol of Black power. Chiefly, why he becomes king of his nation to begin with. Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther’s T’Challa, is dead at 43 Boseman’s family said the actor was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016.