Chadwick Boseman Laid to Rest Near South Carolina Hometown

September 14, 2020

Chadwick Boseman was buried near his hometown in South Carolina just six days following his death from a four-year long cancer battle.

According to a death certificate released on Monday, the "Black Panther" star was laid to rest on September 3 at the Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery, just six days after his death on August 28th, the Associated Press reports.

The LA County Certificate indicated Boseman's hometown of Anderson, 11 miles away from his burial site. The town hosted a large, public memorial in honor of the actor's life.

Boseman had been diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.

The record indicated that Boseman underwent surgery in 2016 to remove the cancer which metastasized and lead to another surgery in March of this year. He battled much of his diagnosis in secrecy.

An announcement on his social media accounts said, "He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side."

Boseman was best known for his role as King T'Challa in "Black Panther."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, up until a week before his death, a source close to the actor said Boseman was confident he'd be well enough to start gaining weight back in September and preparing for "Black Panther 2," which had been scheduled to start filming in March 2021.

Director of the film Ryan Coogler pointed out in a moving tribute to Boseman that he never knew of Boseman's colon cancer diagnosis and that “because he was a caretaker, a leader, and a man of faith, dignity and pride, he shielded his collaborators from his suffering."

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