Celebrities paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman on social media on Saturday as the world marked one year since the actor’s death.
Boseman, who played black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before inspiring audiences around the world as the royal Black Panther in Marvel’s blockbuster movie franchise, died in 2020 at the age of 43. as a result of cancer.
Boseman’s “Black Panther” co-star Lupita Nyong’o shared a photo of the two laughing on Twitter.
“I didn’t know that I could miss his laughter and his silence to an equal extent. I do it. I do… A year after he passed away, the memory of @chadwickboseman is still alive with me, ”she said. captioned the photo.
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Actress Viola Davis also shared a throwback photo with the actor.
“That day last year, you left this land and us. Dude, we miss you !!! ” she wrote.
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Actor Josh Gad shared his latest texts with Boseman on his Twitter account.
“Not a day goes by a year later where it still doesn’t hurt. But in the dark it always reminds us of the light, ”Gad wrote.
“I often come back to this, my last text from him, and smile knowing that he has always sought beauty even when it could have been so much easier to give in to the harsh realities of life. He was an angel on this planet and is now a Saint above. I love you and miss you more than ever… forever. “
Kerry Washington called Boseman “king” and pointed out that he is sorely missed.
“Un an sans Chadwick Boseman”, Washington wrote. “Thank you for looking out for us. We miss you King. “
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Marvel Studios also shared a post in honor of the “King”.
“Honor our friend, our inspiration and our king, Chadwick Boseman,” the studio wrote.
Julius Young of Fox News contributed to this report.