On Monday, his co-star Letitia Wright, who played Boseman’s sister Shuri in Black Panther, recorded a powerful poem in his honour. She shared the video on her Instagram, with the caption ‘for my brother.
Wright recites the powerful poem, reflecting on their bond and how they first met. “And I’ll never forget the day that I met you, before I got on the plane to L.A. for my first meeting with you God told me that you were my brother and that I am to love you as such and I always did, and I always will.
Chadwick Boseman, the actor and star of Black Panther, sadly passed away from colon cancer aged 43 on the weekend. A statement from his family confirmed the sad news: “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.
From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
But now, my heart is broken. Searching for old message of exchange cards filled with your handwriting and memories of you holding my hand as if it was for eternity.”
She ends the poem emotionally, saying: “And all that’s left now is for us to allow all the seeds that you have planted on the earth to grow, to blossom, to become even more beautiful.
You’re forever in my heart.”