Chadwick Boseman, a hollywood star, best known for his star role in the movie, Black Panther, has died aged 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
He passed away on Friday at his Los Angeles home with his wife, Taylor Simone, and other family members by his side.
His family confirmed his death on Twitter and revealed he had first been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 two years before the release of Black panther.
His family also revealed that he has been shooting movies the last four years while undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
“A true fighter, Chadwick preserved through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.” his family wrote in a statement.
“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wildson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy,” the statement said of the star’s private health struggle.
“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”
Chadwick’s Marvel co-star Mark Ruffalo – who plays The Hulk – reacted to the devastating news on Twitter.
“All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman.
May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
Veteran Nollywood Actor, Bruno Iwuoha Is Dead
Veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha is dead.
Bruno reportedly passed away on Saturday morning after battling with diabetes and glaucoma.
His death was confirmed by close associate and filmmaker, Derik Zai.
He disclosed that the actor died on Saturday morning at the National Hospital Abuja.
According to him, Chief Bruno has been in coma for about three weeks, and couldn’t be brought back to life.
His body has since been deposited at the hospital mortuary.
His family is yet to announce his burial arrangements.
Bruno Iwuoha’s death is coming weeks after Nollywood lost veteran actor, Sadiq Daba.
Davido Loses Bodyguard Of 11 Years
American-born Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is mourning his bodyguard, Tijani who has been working with him for 11 years.
The Fem crooner made the announcement of his bodyguard’s death on his verified Instagram handle @Davido.
He said, “please tell me I am dreaming … my Tj gone? What imma do without you uncle Tj ehn … 11 years you did all for me .. put me before you at all times.
“All the times I wouldn’t wanna wake up for a show or flight you’d carry me like a baby in the car … no matter what I did right or wrong you were there for me … to allow me to spend money sometimes nah problem.
“Every time ‘David don’t worry I’ll use my card ‘ .. you were such a big person with a baby heart … everyone loved you .. I wanna wake up late for a show so you’d come and carry me again … I don’t even know what I’m typing man … RIP UNCLE TIJANI … tired of being “STRONG!”
Why I Stopped Entering For Headies, Other Awards – Rapper, Vector
Nigerian rapper, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector, has revealed why he stopped entering for the Headies and other awards.
The rapper in a post via his Twitter account on Saturday said he intentionally removed himself from getting involved in such competitions because he scrapped the idea of having to outdo other artists.
He also stated that he stopped competing with other rappers because he knows he can “easily beat them one on one.”
The rapper further revealed that he’s grown now and awards don’t mean anything to him anymore, adding that he doesn’t also care about money or clout and only wants to make music.
“Intentionally removed myself from the idea that I have to outdo mode9. It’s not necessary.
“Ask him about me in the studio and he will tell you. I don’t care about clout. I just want to make music. F*ck money too. That sh*t comes and goes anyway.
“I known how much my deal is worth as a rapper. But that’s not me because bragging only brings fake people around you anyways.
“Stay humble and live easy. Accolades are just accolades.
“Peace to everybody who deserves peace. As for the Headies, I stopped entering for it because I don’t want to compete with rappers (I can easily beat them on a one on one but that was Unilag).
“I’m grown now. Awards actually don’t mean anything to me anymore. Let new people win awards,” he said.