Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o leads tributes on one-year anniversary of actor’s death | Ents & Arts News

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.

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…”

“One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me.”

Boseman also achieved a posthumous award for his performance in his final role, playing a trumpeter in Netflix drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom alongside Oscar winner Viola Davis.

Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o at the Black Panther premiere in London in February 2018
Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o at the Black Panther premiere in London in February 2018 Pic: AP

Davis simply commented on Nyong’o’s Instagram post: “My heart”, followed by two broken heart emojis.

Actor Josh Gad – who appeared alongside Boseman in 2017 film Marshall, also posted a heartfelt tribute on Twitter.

He wrote: “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.”

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”.

Chadwick Boseman hugs Lupita Nyong'o at Comic-Con International in 2016 Pic: AP
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.

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