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Celebrities share heartfelt tributes to Chadwick Boseman one year after star’s death


Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 after battling colon cancer (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Chadwick Boseman lost his battle against cancer a year ago and a number of his fellow stars have paid tribute to the actor after his death.

The actor died at the age of 43 from colon cancer after fighting it for a number of years.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday to share some words about her Black Panther co-star, Lupita Nyong’o, 38, wrote of Chadwick: ‘I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure.

‘I do. I do… One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me.’

The pair could be seen laughing together as they stood in a hallway in a picture she shared on her post.

Sharing a picture of him smiling on the red carpet, fellow actress Kerry Washington, 44, wrote: ‘One year without Chadwick Boseman. Thank you for watching over us. We miss you King.’

Meanwhile, Viola Davis, 56, who starred in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom with Chadwick, tweeted: ‘This day last year you left this earth and us. Man you are missed!!!’

Mark Ruffalo, 53, who appeared in Avengers: End Game and Avengers: Infinity War with Chadwick, posted: ‘Can’t believe how fast time has gone. Thinking of you today, @chadwickboseman.’

Josh Gad, who appeared in 2016 movie Dalida and 2017’s Marshall with Chadwick, shared the last text message he received from the late star.

Taking to Twitter to share a screenshot of the poetic message, Josh wrote: ‘Not a day goes by one year later, where it doesn’t still hurt. But in the darkness, he always reminds us of the light.

‘He was an angel on this planet and is now a Saint on high. Love you and miss you more than ever… forever.’

It was confirmed last year by Chadwick’s family that he had been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016 which had moved on to stage four before his death.

In a statement at the time, his family said: ‘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.

‘It was the honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.’

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