Boseman died on August 28 after battling colon cancer. Boseman was revered for his performances in movies such as, Black Panther, and 42, where he took on the role of baseball legend and historical figure Jackie Robinson. Boseman was 43 years old.
Appearing on SiriusXM’s Unlocking The Cage with Jimmy Smith, Rogan gave his thoughts on the passing of Boseman (via MMAMania.com).
“When you see a person who was inspirational for so many … that movie meant so much to people. It meant more to people than just a superhero movie because it was really the first all-black cast superhero movie. There’s such a disparity in terms of black superhero movies versus … there’s so many white superhero movies. That movie was a spectacular box-office success.”
Rogan went on to talk about the strength that Boseman had to push on despite the cancer diagnosis. The UFC color commentator said it’s even more staggering when you consider the fact that Boseman never complained about his suffering publicly.
Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer back in 2016. Just before 2020, it progressed to stage IV. Boseman underwent multiple surgeries and chemotherapy in an effort to push forward with his career and life in general. The actor never spoke on his diagnosis publicly.
In addition to his performances in Marvel’s Black Panther and 42, Boseman also played James Brown in the movie Get on Up. He also took on the role of Thurgood Marshall in Marshall.