For example, social media users shared a post on the junk site Torontotoday.net that carried the headline, “AUTOPSY: Chadwick Boseman was POISONED, homicide investigation begins.”
There is no evidence that Boseman, who became a cultural icon for playing the superhero T’Challa in the film adaption of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” was poisoned. If it were true that an autopsy indicated that a celebrity of Boseman’s status were potentially murdered, one would expect to see that story reported by most every major news media outlet — and that was not the case here.
Boseman died on Aug. 28, 2020, after a years-long battle with cancer. According to representatives for the actor, he was initially diagnosed in 2016. His passing at the age of 43 sparked a conversation on building awareness about colon cancer, the disease he suffered from.