Lupita Nyong’o Honours ‘Black Panther’ Chadwick Boseman On Third Death Anniversary

It has been three years since the passing of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman and while he may no longer be here, he will not be forgotten.

On the anniversary of his death on 28 August, Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o took to Instagram to pay tribute her friend and fellow actor.

“Three years ago today, I experienced a singular pain at the news of Chadwick Boseman’s death. The confusion was so profound that it took months to trust the feeling of joy again. This is a photo I took on film at the airport as we arrived in South Korea in 2018. We had just learned to do the baby heart with our fingers,” wrote Nyong’o.

“Here Chadwick was adding his suave flare. We spent a glorious 72 hours there, and the memory fills me with so much joy. Death is hard to understand, maybe even harder to accept. But the love generated from the life he lived will fuel every anniversary marking his absence. Chadwick may no longer be in our photos, but he will always be in our hearts.”

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Boseman and Nyong’o starred together in Marvel’s Black Panther where she plays his love interest Nakia. Black Panther won the actors the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding ensemble and garnered over US$1 billion worldwide. The movie even became the first Marvel movie to earn an Oscar nomination for best picture.

Boseman died of colon cancer in 2020 before the movie’s sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Marvel head Kevin Feige chose to not recast the superhero in order to respect and honour Boseman.

Both movies are available on Disney+.