'He used his life force to tell meaningful stories': Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong'o pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman

'His power lives on and will reverberate for generations to come'

Syahindah Ishak | September 09, 2020, 11:58 AM

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman passed away on Aug. 29 (Singapore time).

He died at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

Tributes from celebrities/public figures

Since then, many celebrities and public figures have paid tribute to the late actor.

These include Dwayne Johnson, Don Cheadle, directors Jordan Peele and NiaCosta, singer-songwriter Khalid, as well as former US president Barack Obama.

Lupita Nyong'o wrote a heartfelt tribute

On Sep. 8, Boseman's Black Panther co-star, Lupita Nyong'o, wrote a heartfelt tribute on her social media.

She started her message by saying:

"I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honour a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn't make sense. The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning."

She then went on to talk about Boseman's attitude while on set for Black Panther, explaining that he had a "powerful presence" and never complained about anything.

"His power lives on"

Nyong'o also said that Boseman would do his own stunts on set, adding that it was life which "gave up on Chadwick long before Chadwick gave up on life".

She ended her tribute with this:

"His power lives on and will reverberate for generations to come. He used his life force to tell meaningful stories. And now we tell his...

Chadwick's death is something that I can neither take in nor take in my stride right now. Perhaps with time ... I'm going to take my time ... and in his honour, I promise not to waste my time. I hope you will do the same.

My deepest condolences to his family, friends and to his loving wife, Simone, from whom I heard this phrase articulated so resonantly:


You can read her full tribute here on her Twitter and Instagram pages:

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For the beloved #ChadwickBoseman. #TakeYourTimeButDontWasteYourTime

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