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‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman

Actor Chadwick Boseman poses for a portrait in 2013.

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Updated 12:46 AM ET, Sat August 29, 2020

Actor Chadwick Boseman poses for a portrait in 2013.

Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Actor Chadwick Boseman will be remembered by many for his on-screen portrayal of Black Panther, a fictional comic book hero who played a crucial role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But he also played some of the most groundbreaking figures of the 20th century: Jackie Robinson. James Brown. Thurgood Marshall.

Boseman died Friday, August 28, at the age of 43. He had been battling colon cancer since 2016, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account.

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