Memorial service for Chadwick Boseman held in his South Carolina hometown

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ANDERSON, SC (NewsNation) — Actor Chadwick Boseman was honored in his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina Thursday night.

The “Black Panther” star died on Aug. 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

Born in Anderson, Boseman attended T.L. Hanna High School before graduating from Howard University.

The city will hold a memorial service for the late actor starting at 7 p.m. ET at the Anderson Civic Center Amphitheater.

The daughter of James Brown, as well as Boseman’s pastor, were among the speakers at the memorial service

There was a showing of “Black Panther,” following the memorial.

NewsNation affiliate WSPA contributed to this report.

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