Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman passed away at the age of 43 of colon cancer on August 28. The interesting thing is that no one knows anything about his illness.
His struggle with his illness was kept top secret. Even his closest, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Da 5 Bloods director Spike Lee said they knew nothing about his health problems.
But among those who knew about his illness was someone except his family and close friends: his producing partner Logan Coles, longtime agent Michael Greene of Greene & Associates Talent Agency, and trainer Addison Henderson.
Henderson and Boseman met 9 years ago through Coles, who has been the star’s best friend since his days at Howard. Henderson is the person who trained Boseman for Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther.
Henderson said that after he was diagnosed with colon cancer, he tried to continue his life in the same way. He said:
“He was just living his artistic life to the fullest and using his time and his moment to really affect people.”
The trainer continued and said that Boseman sometimes suffers silently while on set and tries not to let anyone know. He said he was in great pain, but didn’t give up because he wanted to shoot Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom with Denzel Washington. He said:
“Chadwick was really in hardcore pain [when he was filming ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’] but being able to be with [co-star] Denzel [Washington] and to launch this cycle of [playwright] August Wilson at Netflix was so exciting to him.”
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