Chadwick Boseman’s former co-stars, including Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o, and Michael B. Jordan, remembered him on the one-year anniversary of his death. The “Black Panther” star died at age 43 on Aug. 28, 2020, after a personal, four-year battle with carcinoma. On Saturday, several of his friends and collaborators took to social media to pay tribute to Boseman and his work.
Davis shared a photograph from the set of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which was Boseman’s final live-action role. He received a posthumous Screen Actors Guild Award and his first Oscar nomination for the Netflix film. “This day last year you left this earth and us. Man, you’re missed!!!” she wrote on Twitter and Instagram. Nyong’o, who played Nakia opposite Boseman in “Black Panther,” posted a snap on Twitter and Instagram showing them sharing amusing.
“I didn’t 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,” she wrote. Jordan also paid tribute to his “Black Panther” co-star, sharing a snap of them together. “Not each day goes by bro… Love and miss you but i do know you [are] still with us,” he wrote within the caption.
Boseman’s “Marshall” co-star Josh Gad re-shared the screenshot of 1 of the last texts he received from him, during which the late actor reflected on a time period in l. a. . “Not each day goes by one year later, where it doesn’t still hurt. But within the darkness, he always reminds us of the sunshine. He was an angel on this planet and is now a Saint on high. Love you and miss you quite ever… forever,” Gad wrote.
“One year without Chadwick Boseman. many thanks for watching over us. We miss you, King,” Kerry Washington wrote. Boseman’s “Avengers: Infinity War” co-star Mark Ruffalo tweeted, “Can’t believe how briskly time has gone. Thinking of you today, @chadwickboseman.” Kode Abdo, the printmaker behind several Marvel films’ official posters who is best referred to as Bosslogic, wrote on Twitter that it “hurt” to listen to Boseman’s voice in Marvel’s new animated series, “What If?”
Meanwhile, Jordan previously opened about his grief over Boseman’s death in his 2020 interview with lifestyle. consistent with him, his friend’s death made him “cry the most” last year. “Our relationship was a really personal one and had tons of great moments — some that I could not fully appreciate and fully understand so far,” he told the outlet. “And losing him was…Yeah, man, it hurt. It hurt tons. That’s probably what made me cry the foremost this year.”