Chadwick Boseman, 33, ‘began his life with a great deal of commitment to his family and children and was devoted to making his community a better place to live’

He began his life with a great deal of commitment to his family and children and was devoted to making his community a better place to live, according to a statement issued on Friday.

The actor was laid to rest on Sunday after undergoing a six-hour operation to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon.

His mother, Laura Boseman, was also laid to rest on Sunday.

Chadwick Boseman ‘started his life with a great deal of commitment to his family and children and was devoted to making his community a better place to live,’ his family said in a statement.

Chadwick Boseman, pictured here with his wife and his mother, would have celebrated his 43rd birthday on Monday. He died on Sunday at the hospital in Durham, North Carolina after a six-hour surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon

On Friday, police officers were called to the home of the actor to respond to reports of an active shooter, reported the Associated Press.

Gunshots and ‘other threats’ also were reported to the 911 center. When police arrived at the actor’s home, Chadwick’s mother was already there, and her son would have celebrated his 43rd birthday on Monday.

The 41-year-old was playing tennis at South Central College on Thursday when he was told by gym employee Jim Furstenbauer that he needed to go to the hospital immediately to get checked out.

‘He said he needed to go. I said, “Your mom?” He said, “You can’t go, my mom’s ill, but you can come if we need you,”‘ Furstenbauer said, according to the AP.

The elder Boseman said he then met an assistant and was informed that his son needed to be hospitalized for the six hours it was necessary to drain the tumor.

Chadwick Boseman (second left) held a USO ball for service members and made a name for himself during his role as James Brown in 2014 film ‘Get On Up’. He has more than 150 film credits to his name, and scored a prestigious supporting actor Oscar nomination in 2007

Chadwick Boseman (second from left) portrays Jim Brown in the music biopic ‘Get On Up’, released in 2014

When asked for his reactions to the situation he simply replied: ‘Welcome to the club.’

Chadwick Boseman pictured on the set of the Oscar-nominated film ‘Get On Up’. After he was diagnosed with colon cancer, his health had deteriorated, and he was offered $12,000 to move out of his home

This was before word broke that Chadwick had become the leader of the USO after his highly-publicized role as James Brown, who also headlined the musical biopic ‘Get On Up’ back in 2014.

Chadwick also holds a title of “U.S.O. box office champion,” which is awarded to people who don’t relinquish their post to their spouses.

Chadwick Boseman pictured in an assisted-living facility, following his diagnosis with colon cancer