Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N’yongo and other ‘Black Panther’ costars attend Chadwick Boseman’s memorial service

Chadwick Boseman might be gone, but he will never be forgotten. His fellow Black Panther costars, including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N’yongo, and Winston Duke attended his memorial service alongside his widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, on September 5. The Sun reports that Chadwick’s friends and family mourned at the memorial in Malibu, Calif. He was honored with a table display that featured his photo, flowers, and music from a hang drum.

Chadwick recently passed away after a four-year battle with colon cancer. His representatives confirmed the news August 28 with a statement, saying he spent the past four years working as an actor while simultaneously battling the illness with surgeries and chemotherapy.

Chadwick Boseman's Private Memorial Attended by Michael B. Jordan and Other 'Black Panther' Co-Stars | News Break

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the statement read. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”

Celebrities have expressed their sorrow since hearing about Chadwick’s passing. Michael in particular wrote a moving message honoring his costar. “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,” he wrote. “… 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. I wish we had more time.”

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I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything. I wish we had more time. 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. 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. I wish we had more time. Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. 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 more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. 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.

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He continued, “I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. 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.”

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