Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong'o & Other Stars Honor the Late Chadwick Boseman with Heartfelt Posts on Social Media

In August 2020, Chadwick Boseman passed away after a battle with colon cancer. Before his death, the actor had covered a masterful range of roles, playing numerous historical figures from Jackie Robinson to Thurgood Marshall. Not to mention, he was a trailblazer in the field—his leading role in Black Panther made him the first Black star to headline a Marvel movie. As the world mourned this great loss, it was clear the 43-year-old actor had left an indelible mark on Hollywood.

Now, one year after Boseman's untimely passing, many celebrities have been turning to social media to honor the late actor and his legacy. Viola Davis, a close friend and co-star from his final film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, was one of the many who paid tribute to Boseman. She posted an image from Ma Rainey on her Twitter account and said, “This day last year you left this earth and us. Man you are missed!!!”

Then, Boseman's Black Panther co-star, Lupita Nyong'o, posted a picture of herself laughing on set with the star, and she said, “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.”

Another Black Panther co-star, Michael B. Jordan, shared a shot of himself saying something in Boseman's ear and said, “Not a day goes by bro…Love and miss you, but I know you still with us.”

Josh Gad, who starred alongside Boseman in Marshall, posted screenshots of texts between himself and the star. He said, “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. #ChadwickBoseman.”

Other stars wrote messages on social media, like Mark Ruffalo, who said, “Can’t believe how fast time has gone. Thinking of you today, @ChadwickBoseman.”

Kerry Washington also tweeted, “One year without Chadwick Boseman. Thank you for watching over us. We miss you King.”

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Joel Calfee

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