Hollywood Update: ‘You’re forever in my heart,’ say Chadwick Boseman’s ‘Black Panther’ co-stars Letitia Wright and Michael B. Jordan

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Chadwick Boseman’s untimely and tragic death due to colon cancer left everyone shaken. His countless fans as well as the Hollywood fraternity including the actors who starred with him in Marvel Cinematic Universe films were left heartbroken and in despair. The actor passed away at 43 years of age after a four year long private battle against cancer, with only a handful of people outside his family aware of his condition.

Letitia Wright has shared a beautiful video as a tribute to her Black Panther co-star. She shared the video and captioned it, “For my brother.” She says in the video, “A soul so beautiful, when you walked into a room, there was calm. You always moved with grace and ease. Every time I saw you, the world would be a better place.” She further said, “Words can't describe how I feel, how we all feel, that losing you is forced upon us. To accept this as a new reality, I wish I got to say goodbye. Messaged you a couple times, I thought you were just busy. I didn’t know you were dealing with so much. And all that’s left now is for us to allow all the seeds that you have planted on the earth to grow, to blossom, to become even more beautiful. You’re forever in my heart.” Letitia played Chadwick’s younger sister, Princess Shuri in Black Panther.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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On the other hand, actor Michael B. Jordan took to Instagram to share a moving post for Chadwick. Sharing a series of pictures with Chadwick, Jodan wrote, “I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything. I wish we had more time. One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness. I wish we had more time.”

He further wrote, “Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here. I wish we had more time. I'm more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything. I wish we had more time. One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness. I wish we had more time. Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here. I wish we had more time. I'm more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is! Rest In Power Brother.

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An online portal reported that Marvel president Kevin Feige received an urgent email about Chadwick’s deteriorating health on August 28, but the actor breathed his last an hour later, “sending shock waves through Disney and the tight-knit Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Apparently, producing partner Logan Coles, longtime agent Michael Greene, trainer Addison Henderson and 42 director Brian Helgeland were the only ones in the know about Chadwick’s health. Work on the sequel to Black Panther was in motion, with director Ryan Coogler working on the script. Chadwick was convinced that he would be able to beat cancer and regain weight to reprise his role in Black Panther 2. In his tribute to Chadwick, Coogler had written, “I spent the last year preparing, imagining and writing words for him to say, that we weren’t destined to see. It leaves me broken knowing that I won’t be able to watch another close-up of him in the monitor again or walk up to him and ask for another take.”

(Source: Instagram/The Hollywood Reporter)

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