It was one of the biggest films to ever hit the screens. Actors made history and in the process, made lifelong friends.
Superhero movie Black Panther has lost a hero, and the actors have lost a friend.
Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa/Black Panther, died after a four year battle with colon cancer.
His friend and colleague Michael B. Jordan, who played Erik Killmonger, is devastated.
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Following the unexpected death of Chadwick, Michael B Jordan penned a heartfelt message to his good friend and the hero to his villainous character.
“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”, Michael captioned his Instagram post.
His message comes just two days after Chadwick’s family made the announcement.
“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,” he wrote.
He was going to miss his dear friend, he said, especially the way Chadwick was always willing to share spaces with him during scenes.
Another ‘Black Panther’ co-star, Danai Gurira, also paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman in an Instagram post.
“How do you honor a king? Reeling from the loss of my colleague, my friend, my brother. Struggling for words. Nothing feels adequate. 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”, she captioned the post.
Danai played the role of Okoye, a proud traditionalist from Wakhanda who the head of the all-female special forces was and T’Challa’s bodyguards.
“Lala ngoxolo kumkani,” she wrote at the end of her caption.
See his full post below: