“How do you honour a king?” Danai Gurira asked. Many are still reeling from the lost of Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer last week on 28th August.
While most of the cast from “Avengers” paid their tribute to the 43-year-old actor, his co-stars from “Black Panther” have been struggling “to find the right words” – as pointed out by Michael B. Jordan.
“I always marveled at how special Chadwick was,” Danai – who played the fearsome Dora Milaje member Okoye – penned. “Such a pure hearted, profoundly generous, regal, fun guy. My entire job as Okoye was to respect and protect a king. Honor his leadership. Chadwick made that job profoundly easy. He was the epitome of kindness, elegance, diligence and grace.”
She added, “I can’t even wrap my mind around this loss. A loss resonating in my own heart as well as around the globe. The children he inspired, my heart aches for them, to lose their hero just as they finally found him.” The actress concluded her post with the moving tribute in Xhosa, writing, “Lala Ngoxolo Kumkani,” which translates to “Sleep/rest in peace, King.”
“I wish we had more time,” Michael repeated the sentence 3 times. Just hours ago, the 33-year-old star, who brought Killmonger to live on the big screen, shared his emotional tribute. His lengthy post was accompanied with several photos of the two together.
He recalled their last conversations and what an inspiration Chadwick had been. “One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked, and now the truth of that means more to me than ever,” he wrote. “Whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.”
Michael also pointed out that Chadwick’s silent battle with the disease showed how much of a hero his co-star was in real life. The late actor still made movies and even dedicated his time to visit kids who were fighting cancer.
Chadwick’s passing is truly a loss to the world.