One of Chadwick Boseman's co-stars has penned a heartbreaking tribute to the Black Panther himself.
Danai Gurira who appeared alongside Boseman in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame as Okoye, head bodyguard to Boseman's King T'Challa of Wakanda took to Instagram to share an emotional essay following the news of the actor's untimely death.
On Friday, August 28th, 2020, Boseman's family confirmed that the actor, who had been quietly and bravely fighting colon cancer since his 2016 diagnosis, passed away at home with his loved ones by his side. Losing a talented star like Boseman so early in his career has left fans and Hollywood reeling; Boseman had only been appearing in leading movie roles for about seven years, and incredibly, he continued working throughout several different surgeries and treatments for his illness.
Countless admirers, friends, and fans have taken time to honor Boseman's memory - from Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to Boseman's Marvel co-stars. All are painting a picture of Boseman's talent and resilience, and when it comes to Gurira's social media tribute to the late actor, you may want to have a box of tissues handy.
"There's such a brother-sisterliness between us, so seeing him was awesome, to see him on set."
Gurira began her written tribute, which accompanied photos of her and Boseman, by saying:
"How do you honor a king? Reeling from the loss of my colleague, my friend, my brother. Struggling for words. Nothing feels adequate."
Gurira went on to say that Boseman was truly a one-of-a-kind friend, colleague, and person. She explained,
"I always marveled at how special Chadwick was. Such a pure hearted, profoundly generous, regal, fun guy. My entire job as Okoye was to respect and protect a king. Honor his leadership. Chadwick made that job profoundly easy. He was the epitome of kindness, elegance, diligence and grace. On many an occasion I would think how thankful I was that he was the leading man I was working closely with. A true class act. And so perfectly equipped to take on the responsibility of leading the franchise that changed everything for Black representation."
In her tribute, Gurira confirmed what many saw Boseman as: someone who shone just as brightly off screen as he did on screen, a genuine and kind soul. She wrote,
"He made everyone feel loved, heard and seen. He played great, iconic roles because he possessed inside of himself that connection to greatness to be able to so richly bring them to life. He had a heroic spirit, and marched to the beat of his own drum; hence his excellence as an artist and the incredible courage and determination as he faced life's challenges; while still guiding us all. He was zen and sweet and funny (with the very best laugh), attentive, and truly, truly, good. I can't even wrap my mind around this loss. A loss resonating in my own heart as well as around the globe. The children he inspired, my heart aches for them, to lose their hero just as they finally found him. I am so thankful to have taken the Black Panther journey with him. To have known him, spent time in his light and leadership and to call him forever a friend." Keep watching the video to see Danai Gurira's heartbreaking tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
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