Remembering the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Bossman. The actor died August 28 after a four year battle with colon cancer. He was 43 years old.
In the fall of 1978, when I was just a kid, I contemplated suicide before Diana Ross’ Dorothy in The Wiz convinced me that I could be a lion. She handed me off to Christopher Reeve’s Superman, who didn’t just convince me that a man could fly. He convinced me that a boy could live.