Chadwick Boseman
Foster Keyes
Date of birth
November 29, 1976
Place of birth
Anderson, South Carolina
Date of death
August 28, 2020
Place of death
Los Angeles, California
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Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 - August 28, 2020) was an actor who guest-starred on Law & Order in the episode Can I Get a Witness? as Foster Keyes.

Boseman's first major role as a series regular on Persons Unknown in 2010, and his breakthrough performance came in 2013 as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42. He continued to portray historical figures, starring in Get on Up (2014) as singer James Brown and Marshall (2017) as lawyer and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Boseman was best known for his role as T'Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel movies Captain America: Civil War (with Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Emily VanCamp), Black Panther (with Michael B. Jordan), Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame and the upcoming TV series What If...?. He died of Stage III colon cancer in 2020, which he had been fighting since 2016 and was kept secret until his death.

His final film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom with Viola Davis, was released posthumously the same year to critical acclaim, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Boseman also received four nominations at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work in Da 5 Bloods with Delroy Lindo and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the most for a performer at a single ceremony, winning Male Actor in a Leading Role for Ma Rainey.

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