One year on from his death in August, Nyong’o told how Boseman’s legacy lives on. The actress posted a picture of the pair sharing a joke on Instagram, along with the caption: “I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure. I do. I do…”
Image: Lupita Nyong'o and Chadwick Boseman at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2019 Pic: AP
Actress Lupita Nyong’o is leading tributes to Chadwick Boseman on the first anniversary of her Black Panther co-star’s death.
Boseman, 43, died from colon cancer after a four-year battle with the disease, keeping his diagnosis private.
The Hollywood star was best known for playing the title role in Marvel’s superhero box office smash hit, Black Panther.
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 https://t.co/uHOa8jLEKq
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 28, 2021
Gad also reposted one of the final texts sent to him by Boseman before he died.
The actor’s death – announced on 28 August last year – sparked a huge outpouring of grief from Hollywood and across the globe.
The late actor’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward Boseman, described him as “the most honest person I’ve ever met”.
Image: Chadwick Boseman hugs Lupita Nyong'o at Comic-Con International in 2016 Pic: AP
She sang an emotional rendition of I’ll Be Seeing You during a Stand Up To Cancer charity event last week.
The actor was trending on Twitter on Saturday morning as thousands honoured his memory.
Black Panther was hailed as a landmark moment for representation.
The film grossed 1.3billion dollars (£944million) and achieved a best picture nomination at the Oscars.