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Meet Denzel Washington,Who paid Chadwick Boseman College fees

Denzel Washington sent a press release to Entertainment Weekly following Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer at the age of 43.

In the statement, Washington wrote: “He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career. God bless Chadwick Boseman.”

In 2018, Boseman revealed that Washington had helped pay for students, including himself, to study acting in England as a part of the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford program, held at Balliol College at Oxford University .

“I’ve basically been holding this secret my whole career. when I came back, I got a beneficiary letter and it said Denzel Washington paid for you,” Boseman told Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

In a subsequent interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Washington joked that he was still expecting the “Black Panther” star to pay him back.

“I saw Ryan Coogler and Chad, and he said, ‘Oh, you know, I just wanted to thank you for paying,’ and i said, yeah, that’s why I’m here. I’m not here to see — I liked the movie, ‘Black Panther,’ yeah, good, Wakanda Forever, but where’s my money?'” Washington recalled.

Watch Washington’s interview with Colbert below:

Washington is one amongst many, many stars to pass on their condolences following Boseman’s death.

In a statement from his family, it had been revealed that Boseman had been battling colon cancer privately since 2016, during which period he has starred in several major movies.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said. “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. it was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther .”

Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University and had small television roles before his first star turn in 2013. His striking portrayal of the stoic baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford in 2013′s “42” drew attention in Hollywood and made him a star.

Boseman died at his home in the los angeles area together with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.

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Chadwick Boseman , Black Panther star dies of cancer at 43

 

US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise, has died of cancer aged 43.

He died at home in los angeles together with his wife and family by his side, a press release posted on social media said.

Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago but had not made the information public.

The news has left fans and also the film world stunned. Get Out director Jordan Peele, said it was “a crushing blow”.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement.

“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. it was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.

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Boseman came to prominence playing real-life figures – baseball great Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42, and soul singer James Brown in 2014’s Get on up .

However, it will be as the titular Black Panther in the blockbuster 2018 film he will be best remembered.

Boseman stars as the ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African country with the most advanced technology on earth.

‘Wakanda forever’: Tributes pour in for Chadwick Boseman
As well as winning critical praise and taking over $1.3 billion US dollars (£973m) at cinemas worldwide, the film was widely seen as a cultural milestone for having a largely black cast and a black director, Ryan Coogler.

Boseman said last year that the film had changed what it means to be “young, gifted and black”.

Black Panther was the first superhero film to get a nomination for best picture at the Oscars.

He also played an equivalent role in other Marvel films Captain America: civil war, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

A sequel was in the works and due to commence in 2022, with Boseman set to return.

The news of his death came as a shock to many as Boseman never discussed his diagnosis publicly.

However, fans started raising concerns over his health this year due to noticeable weight loss.

Tributes have already begun pouring in for the star, including from actor and fellow Marvel star Mark Ruffalo.

Actor Dwayne Johnson tweeted: “Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world. My love and strength to your family.”

Political figures have also started paying their respects, including Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

The hashtag #WakandaForever has also been trending.

Born in South Carolina as the son of a nurse and an upholstery entrepreneur, Boseman graduated from Howard University in Washington DC.

Despite playing roles on television, it wasn’t until 2013 that he hit the massive time in 42.

In 2018, Chadwick Boseman returned to his university to speak at its graduation ceremony.

“Some of you here struggled against the university itself,” he said to the mostly minority ethnic audience.

“Many of you will leave Howard and enter systems and institutions that have a history of discrimination and marginalisation.

“The fact that you have struggled with this university which you love is a sign that you can use your education to improve the world that you are entering.”

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