Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Black Panther Co-Star Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan has shared an emotional tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, vowing to dedicate the rest of his days to 'living the way you did'.
Jordan posted a series of photos on Instagram, including several of himself with Boseman, who sadly died of cancer at the age of just 43.
Jordan wrote in the caption: "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."
Jordan referenced his early career and how the two had first been linked through his role as Reggie Porter on ABC's long-running soap All My Children - which Boseman reportedly turned down after just one week due to racial stereotyping.
"You paved the way for me," Jordan continued.
"You showed me how to be better, honour 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.
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"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."
Jordan added that he is 'more aware now than ever' about how short the time with 'people we love and admire' is, saying he will miss Boseman's honesty, generosity, sense of humour, incredible gifts and 'sharing space' with him in scenes.
"I'm dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did," he said.
"With grace, courage, and no regrets."
Quoting Black Panther, in which the two starred alongside each other, Jordan ended the post with: "Is this your king!?' Yes. He. Is! Rest In Power Brother."
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