Just over a week after Chadwick Boseman died of cancer, several of his Black Panther costars gathered in Malibu for a private memorial.
According to PEOPLE, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward were among the attendees on Saturday. The Sun obtained photos of the event that also included Winston Duke and music played from a hang drum.
Chadwick Boseman died on Aug. 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. His death stunned fans around the world, especially since very few people were aware he was ill. His rep confirmed the news of his death in a statement.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” read the statement.
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,” the statement continued. “The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Michael B. Jordan was one of many of Boseman’s friends who penned heartfelt tributes after his death.
“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, Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me,” Jordan shared in a touching post on social media.
“You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.”
“You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here. I wish we had more time.I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. ‘Is this your king!?’Yes . he is! Rest In Power Brother.”
According to reports, Chadwick Boseman will be laid to rest in his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina.
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