Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death one year ago today after losing his fight with colon cancer at 43 was marked with sweet remembrances for celebrities and fans alike.
One sweet tribute came from Lupita Nyong’o, who co-starred with Boseman in “Black Panther.” “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.”
Marvel Studios also honored its superhero, calling Boseman, “our friend, our inspiration and our King,” while Boseman’s Marvel colleague, Mark Ruffalo, couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed.
And, of course, Twitter was host to numerous passionate posts from Boseman fans, many using the hashtag #WakandaForever:
Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in four Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled the disease over the last four years as it advanced to Stage IV.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” a family statement at the time of his passing read. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more — all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
Boseman died in his home with his wife and family by his side.