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!!!”