Award-winning actor, and recently one of Marvel Studios’ iconic heroes, Chadwick Boseman has suddenly passed away at the age of 43. The news broke out on on his Twitter and Instagram accounts with an official statement revealing the news.

Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which was the beginning of his appearance as King T’challa/Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. Per the statement, he battled the illness amid progressing to stage IV. Boseman battled through many surgeries and chemotherapies in-between shoots for the movies produced during that time period.

Apart from Black Panther, Boseman is also well-known for his role as the baseball legend, Jackie Robinson, in the biopic “42,” James Brown in the biopic “Get On Up,” Thurgood Marshall in the biopic “Marshall,” and Stormin’ Norman Holloway in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods.” George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is currently in post-production, and will be released posthumously on Netflix.

He passed away peacefully in his home, and is survived by his wife.