Lupita Nyong’o: Tribute to Chadwick Boseman on the first anniversary of his death

Lupita Nyong’o
Tribute to Chadwick Boseman on the first anniversary of his death

Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o at an awards ceremony in March 2019.

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On August 28, 2020, Chadwick Boseman died unexpectedly. On the first anniversary of his death, “Black Panther” colleague Lupita Nyong’o pays him tribute.

Exactly one year ago, on August 28, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman (1976-2020) died after a five-year battle with colon cancer – a shock for the film world, fans and many of his colleagues. On the first anniversary of the death of the “Black Panther” star, Lupita Nyong’o (38), who plays the lead role in the Marvel film alongside Boseman, pays tribute to her colleague in an emotional Instagram post Tribute.

“I didn’t know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure,” writes Nyong’o under a photo that shows the two of them laughing together. “I do. I do. A year after his death, the memory of @chadwickboseman stays alive in me.”

“Every morning a punch in the pit of the stomach”

Shortly after Chadwick Boseman’s death a year ago, Lupita Nyong’o found moving words. “I have a hard time talking about my friend Chadwick Boseman in the past. It doesn’t make sense,” she wrote at the time on Instagram, “It’s like a punch in the stomach every morning.”

The actor’s death came as a surprise to many because he kept his 2016 cancer diagnosis a secret. Despite numerous treatments, surgeries and chemotherapy, Boseman made several films in the years before his death, including “Black Panther”, “Avengers: Endgame” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, for which he also received numerous posthumous awards.