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Social media was flooded on Saturday with emotional tributes to Chadwick Boseman, marking that one year had passed since the beloved actor’s death.
Fans and Marvel colleagues shared their sorrowful posts, which also celebrated the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor for his many contributions to the arts. One of those people was Lupita Nyong’o, Boseman’s Black Panther co-star.
“I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure. I do. I do… One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me,” wrote Nyong’o on Twitter. The actress is currently filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure. I do. I do… One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me. pic.twitter.com/4y7H7Bhtpo
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) August 28, 2021
Another star from Boseman’s Marvel family to share his grief was Mark Ruffalo, the Bruce Banner and Hulk actor writing on Twitter, “Can’t believe how fast time has gone. Thinking of you today, @chadwickboseman.”
Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan shared a photo of himself with Boseman on Instagram, writing: “Not a day goes by bro… Love and miss you but I know you still with us.”
Boseman’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom co-star Viola Davis also took time to remember the actor. Posting a behind-the-scenes still from the film, she wrote: “This day last year you left this earth and us. Man you are missed!!!”
This day last year you left this earth and us. Man you are missed!!! 💔🙏🏿❤ pic.twitter.com/HjmPYgmt20
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 28, 2021
“Not a day goes by one year later, where it doesn’t still hurt,” wrote Josh Gad. “But in the darkness, he always reminds us of the light. He was an angel on this planet and is now a Saint on high. Love you and miss you more than ever… forever.”
Not a day goes by one year later, where it doesn’t still hurt. But in the darkness, he always reminds us of the light. He was an angel on this planet and is now a Saint on high. Love you and miss you more than ever… forever. #ChadwickBoseman https://t.co/uHOa8jLEKq
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 28, 2021
Elsewhere, Kerry Washington posted a photo on Twitter of Boseman along with the caption: “One year without Chadwick Boseman. Thank you for watching over us. We miss you king.”
Hollywood and fans around the globe were shocked and devastated by the news of Boseman’s untimely death. The actor, who won critical acclaim for his performance as baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013) and jazz trumpeter Levee Green in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), died Aug. 28, 2020 at the age of 43. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. He kept his diagnosis private.
Boseman became a household name after he played T’Challa, or Black Panther, for the first time in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. He would play the character three more times on the big screen, including the Oscar-nominated blockbuster Black Panther (2018). Boseman also voiced T’Challa for the Disney+ series What If…? which recently premiered on the streaming service.
Honoring our friend, our inspiration, and our King, Chadwick Boseman. pic.twitter.com/UmOhEE5ZkH
Fans on Saturday posted their favorite photos and artwork of Boseman, along with their messages about how much his work and talent meant to them. Several fans shared the powerful mural by artist Nikkolas Smith, which was unveiled last September at Downtown Disney, featuring Boseman exchanging the Wakanda salute with a child wearing a Black Panther mask.
“It’s been a long 365 days… thankful that you’re still with us in so many ways,” Smith posted on Saturday with his piece of art.
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