10. Chadwick Boseman
Our final entry is the most recent shocking death to devastate fans, especially as it came out of nowhere. Born Chadwick Aaron Boseman on November 29, 1976, Boseman would attend the Oxford Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy at Balliol College, Oxford, in England, in 1998 with help from legendary actor Denzel Washington. He initially wanted to be a writer and director but soon found his passion for acting.
Despite being diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to stage IV before 2020, he continued to work and kept his condition a secret. Sadly, he would pass away at his Los Angeles home on August 28, 2020, with his wife and family by his side. However, the legacy he left behind, most notably by bringing the superhero Black Panther/T’Challa, to life on the big screen, would inspire many. He was 43 years old.