Boseman's family confirmed on 29 August that the 43-year-old had passed away following a four-year battle with colon cancer. The news came as a shock to so many, as Boseman kept his illness private and continued working while undergoing treatment. His diagnosis was not even known when Boseman was elevated to a career-high, playing King T'Challa in the 2018 Marvel movie.
On Monday, more of Boseman's co-stars from the record-breaking film shared their grief and shock at his passing, including British actress Letitia Wright, who played Boseman's sister Shuri in the film.
In a video shared to her Instagram page, Wright can be heard emotionally reciting a poem she has written for her 'brother', friend and co-star in which she reflects on his bravery, the memories they shared together filming Black Panther and the grief she is now experiencing.
Here is the poem in full:
It is written, there is nothing new under the sun. But the sun stood still that morning, refusing to shine.
Dark clouds surrounding, confusion setting in. Tears flowing, rivers so deep
I didn't know this is what I was waking up to, my brother, an angel on earth, departed.
A soul so beautiful, when you walked into a room, there was calm.
You always moved with grace and ease. Every time I saw you, the world would be a better place.
Words can't describe how I feel, how we all feel, that losing you was forced upon us, to accept this as a new reality.
I wish I got to say goodbye.
I messaged you a couple times, but I thought you were just busy. I didn't know you were dealing with so much.
But against all the odds, you remained focused on fulfilling your purpose with the time handed to you.
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.
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.
I thought we had more time, and many more years to come, for more laughter and for more moments of me picking on you on set.
Leaning my head on your shoulders in the front room as Ryan gave us notes.
I thought this would be forever, this hurts.
I'm trusting God to heal all wounds.
It is also written that all things are made new, there is light in the darkness. Streams of living water flow, giving new life.
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.
After Wright finishes reciting the poem - in which her voice can be heard breaking with emotion at several points - a video of Wright and Boseman in a helicopter shows before a message appears, 'Rest in perfect peace'.
Ahead of her video tribute, Wright had acknowledged Boseman's death when the news broke, writing on Twitter: “this hurts”.
this hurts. really hurts— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) August 30, 2020
Boseman's other fellow Black Panther co-stars have also been paying tribute with Michael B Jordan writing a lengthy note on Instagram, saying he would be "dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you [Boseman] did."
Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett and Boseman's Avengers co-stars including Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Brie Larson also paid tribute.
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