Lupita Nyong’o pays heartfelt tribute to Chadwick Boseman on 3rd anniversary of his passing

Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan-Mexican actress and co-star of Chadwick Boseman in the 2018 film Black Panther, has paid tribute to the late actor on the third anniversary of his death. 

Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the film, passed away from colon cancer at the age of 43 on August 28, 2020. 

His portrayal of T’Challa in Black Panther was groundbreaking, as it was one of the first times a black superhero had been featured in a major Hollywood film.

Nyong’o took to Instagram to share a black and white photo of Boseman taken at an airport in South Korea in 2018. In her post, she reminisced about the “joy” she shared with Boseman during their time together on set. 

She also spoke about the pain and confusion she felt following his death, which took months to recover from. Nyong’o concluded her post by saying that while Boseman may no longer be with us, he will always be remembered and loved.

Boseman’s death was a shock to many, as he had kept his illness private while continuing to work on films such as Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

Earlier this year, plans were unveiled to posthumously honour Boseman on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the motion pictures category as part of the 2024 class.

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