Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis, and More Honor the Late Chadwick Boseman on His 44th Birthday

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Chadwick Boseman would have turned 44 on Sunday, Nov. 29. The Black Panther star died on Aug. 28 following a years-long battle with colon most cancers. Now, Boseman’s former co-stars and household are paying tribute to the beloved actor on social media.

Lupita Nyong'o and Chadwick Boseman at the Los Angeles World Premiere of 'BLACK PANTHER' at the Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney
Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman on the Los Angeles World Premiere of ‘BLACK PANTHER’ on the Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Chadwick Boseman died on Aug. 28, 2020

Boseman’s loss of life shocked the world when it was announced by his household, because the Avengers alum stored his most cancers prognosis and therapy non-public. Throughout all the movies he labored on the final 4 years of his life, which spanned from Black Panther to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Boseman didn’t reveal the reality about his well being and selected as a substitute to give attention to the legacy he was forsaking.

Even Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, who labored intently with Boseman all through the Marvel hit’s manufacturing, wasn’t conscious of his friend’s sickness.

In the months since his loss of life, Disney, Marvel, and Boseman’s co-stars have honored Boseman with particular tributes. And his 44th birthday has made for an additional alternative for them to specific their love for him.

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Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis’ birthday messages for Chadwick Boseman had been quick and candy

For her half, Lupita Nyong’o—who performed Nakia alongside Boseman’s T’Challa in Black Panther—shared an previous picture of her and Boseman smiling.

“Deeply love, sorely missed,” the Oscar winner tweeted.

While most of the MCU actors had been fast to reply to the information of Boseman’s loss of life in August, Nyong’o took her time releasing an announcement, little question taking time to soak up the information and to collect her ideas. On Sept. 8, she lastly gave an announcement on Instagram, sharing a gaggle of pictures of her and Boseman.

“We are all changed by his work,” she wrote. “His power lives on and will reverberate for generations to come. Chadwick’s death is something that I can neither take in nor take in stride right now. Perhaps with time… I’m going to take my time… and in his honor, I promise not to waste my time. I hope you will do the same.”

As for Davis, the Emmy winner shared a brief, glittering video of her Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom co-star.

“Happy birthday in Heaven, Chadwick! You are still so alive to me!! I love you,” she tweeted. Davis and Boseman’s performances within the Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play is already stirring up Oscar buzz.

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Michael B. Jordan’s birthday message to Chadwick Boseman was heartfelt

Michael B. Jordan, who performed T’Challa’s cousin, Erik Killmonger, in Black Panther, paid tribute to his friend on Instagram.

Sharing a black-and-white picture of the 2 hugging, the Creed alum wrote, “Continue watching over us King. Happy Birthday. Miss you.”

Avengers star Mark Ruffalo additionally commemorated Boseman’s birthday. He shared a video on Twitter taken on set of Avengers: Infinity War exhibiting the forged and crew singing “Happy Birthday” to the 21 Bridges star. Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans, and Sebastian Stan are seen within the video.

“Thinking of your passion, love, and your light today, @chadwickboseman,” Ruffalo tweeted. “Happy Birthday. Wishing we could time travel back to this moment.”

Marvel Entertainment additionally shared a particular video tribute to Boseman with the caption, “Long live the King #WakandaForever.”

In a stupendous and easy tribute, Boseman’s older brother, Kevin Boseman, shared a photograph of white flowers on his Instagram with the caption, “Today is a good day to give someone their flowers.”

Kevin (who’s an actor, choreographer, dancer, author, and singer in New York City) had beforehand posted about his late brother on Nov. 14, following the actor’s Gotham Award nomination for Ma Rainey.

“I had to sit with this for a couple days,” he wrote. “After screening this with him, I told him he was about to get all the nominations and… I was so faithful he’d be here to experience this moment. Congratulations, Baby Brother.”

Hollywood actually did lose a legend.

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