Chadwick Boseman’s ‘Black Panther’ Co-Stars Reunite for Private Memorial

Several of Chadwick Boseman’s “Black Panther” castmates attended a private memorial last week to honor the late actor.

Per photographs posted by The Sun on Saturday, a number of Boseman’s co-stars — such as Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o — attended a Malibu ceremony alongside Chadwick’s family, including wife Taylor Simone Ledward.

According to the outlet, the memorial site overlooked the ocean and the ceremony featured music from a hang drum.

There was also a heartfelt table display that featured Boseman’s photo and an array of flowers.

Tuesday on Instagram, Nyong’o wrote a touching message admitting that she is still trying to “make sense” of Boseman’s passing from colon cancer.

“I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn’t make sense. The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning,” the actress wrote.

“I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess an immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be - here! ... that seem ageless.... Chadwick was one of those people,” she continued.

In her moving note, Nyong’o also described what it was like to act alongside Boseman in the 2018 superhero movie.

“Chadwick was a man who made the most of his time, and somehow also managed to take his time,” she said. “I didn’t know him for long, but he had a profound effect on me in the time that I did. When we came together to make ‘Black Panther,’ I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence.”

“He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from,” she added. “You got the sense that he was fully present and also somehow fully aware of things in the distant future. As a result, I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease.”

In a statement posted to his Twitter page, it was revealed that Boseman was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 but continued to make acclaimed movies such as “Da 5 Bloods” and “Marshall.”

He ultimately succumbed to his illness on August 28, when he passed away in his Los Angeles home surrounded by loved ones.

His last project, Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” is currently in post-production.


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