Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther costar Lupita Nyong’o & other celebs honor late actor on one-year anniversary of death

CHADWICK Boseman’s Black Panther costar Lupita Nyong’o along with other celebrities honored the late actor on the one-year anniversary of his tragic death. 

Hollywood’s biggest names – many of whom personally worked with the Oscar nominee – paid tribute after he passed away from colon cancer at the age of 43 in 2020. 

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Hollywood’s biggest names paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman one year after his deathCredit: AP:Associated Press
Lupita Nyong’o shared an adorable photo of the pals laughing backstage at a press event

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Lupita Nyong’o shared an adorable photo of the pals laughing backstage at a press event

Among the famous names to honor Chadwick was Lupita, 38, who played Nakia alongside her pal’s King T’Challa. 

She shared a never-before-seen snapshot of the duo laughing in a hallway backstage at a press event. 

As Chadwick looked at Lupita with a big smile, she is seen cracking up in return with her hand placed on his leg.

“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,” she captioned the tweet. 

Their Black Panther costar, Michael B. Jordan, also paid homage to the action star with a picture of them smiling together. 

He wrote: “Not a day goes by bro… Love and miss you but I know you still with us.”

Viola Davis, 56, who was cast mates with Chadwick in the Oscar-winning film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, posted a behind-the-scenes image of the duo in costume. 

“This day last year you left this earth and us. Man you are missed,” she said.

Another famous name who paid tribute was Kevin Hart, 42, who posted a picture on his Instagram where Chadwick joined his family court side at a basketball game. 

The comedic actor captioned it: “Legends never die….rest in paradise KING!!!!!”

Actor Josh Gad wrote a heartfelt note on Twitter, saying: “Not a day goes by one year later, where it doesn’t still hurt. 

“But in the darkness, he always reminds us of the light. He was an angel on this planet and is now a Saint on high. 

“Love you and miss you more than ever… forever.”

‘WE MISS YOU KING’

Kerry Washington shared a picture of Chadwick at the Oscars doing his famous Black Panther stance and said: “One year without Chadwick Boseman. Thank you for watching over us. We miss you King.”

Mark Ruffalo said of his Marvel co-star: “Can’t believe how fast time has gone. Thinking of you today.”

While the Disney-owned film studio tweeted: “Honoring our friend, our inspiration and our King, Chadwick Boseman.”

Last August, his family confirmed the beloved movie star’s tragic passing and revealed he had first been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 – two years before the release of The Black Panther.

The disease escalated to stage 4 over the last four years, his family said. 

‘A TRUE FIGHTER’

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 

“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wildson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy,” the statement said of the star’s private health struggle. 

Prior to his death, Chadwick – who is survived by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward – had not publicly spoken about his illness.

However, his bravery and strength off-screen has left even a bigger legacy than his heroic on-screen characters. 

Kevin Hart shared a sweet snapshot of Chadwick with the comic's kids at a basketball game

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Kevin Hart shared a sweet snapshot of Chadwick with the comic’s kids at a basketball game
Viola Davis posted a behind-the-scene photo from their film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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Viola Davis posted a behind-the-scene photo from their film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Chadwick is credited for many impressive performance but best known for The Black Panther

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Chadwick is credited for many impressive performance but best known for The Black PantherCredit: Getty
Chadwick Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward breaks down in tears accepting Golden Globes win on late star’s behalf

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