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Chadwick Boseman's Manager Pays Tribute to the Late Actor With an Arm Tattoo
"Now you're permanently near my heart, CB," Management 360's Chris Huvane posted Oct. 21 on Instagram and Facebook with a photo showing a new arm tattoo memorializing Chadwick Boseman, his longtime client and friend.
Artist Nathan Kostechko designed the ink featuring the Black Panther star with a huge grin and a hand over his forehead. “That beautiful smile. We all miss you so much,” continued the post, one of Huvane’s handful of emotional reflections about Boseman, who next stars in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his final film.
“It gives me solace to know that the world finally understands the powerful force that you were. The reaction to your passing is beyond overwhelming and confirms the notion that I indeed did get to witness greatness on earth. You made every little village of friends feel important, whether it was watching the fights at my crib or going on a world tour to support the art you created. … I am devastated and gutted that you are not here. I am angry that your life was cut short and that the world has to mourn. But I also feel lucky that Tory [Kittles] introduced us many years ago not knowing that I would get to actually represent you and your art. I feel lucky that I had an inside peek into the world you built around you. I now have another village of friends because of you. And even some new family. I will miss and think of you until the day I die, CB. Love you, King.”
This story first appeared in the Nov. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.