In the critically acclaimed global hit “Black Panther,” Lupita Nyong’o co-starred with Chadwick Boseman.
Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o, who lives in the US, has paid respect to Chadwick Boseman, a fellow performer.
The best actress winner of the 2014 BET Awards, Lupita, sent a distinctive message on social media to commemorate the 46th birthday of the late Chadwick Boseman.
Lupita invited supporters to give to the Chadwick Boseman Foundation for the Arts when the actor passed away in 2020 as a tribute to the outstanding work he accomplished in the acting industry.
Join me in celebrating Chadwick and his enduring talent on his birthday today, and if you are able, please consider making a donation to the Chadwick Boseman Foundation for the Arts to help Black storytellers develop intellectually, spiritually, and artistically.
The successful Marvel superhero franchise Black Panther is where Chadwick Boseman is most well-known.
According to a statement posted on social media after his passing, the actor died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.
Boseman, who passed away at the age of 43, had colon cancer four years prior to his passing but kept it a secret.
Fan’s Reactions to Lupita’s Tribute to Boseman
kailyndavillier You two smiling is the highlight of my day! Thank you for sharing this with us.
mina_bkallday I feel like this man is in my family. So missed
nmcycling The World mourns with you. Happy birthday Chadwick
vfnikki I have never missed someone I don’t know this much. It’s bizarre. RIP Black Panther
aplbrilliance And just to think he was sick during all of this is just so heartbreaking now to watch him smiling and laughing, while knowing we all don’t know we’re about to lose him. Bless his beautiful soul. He’s our Black Panther forever
Everyone praised Boseman for who he was as a person and an actor after his passing. It also validated the regrettable truth that colon cancer is disproportionately diagnosed in black people, a trend with major ramifications for Black men in particular.
Famous Black persons who have been diagnosed with colon cancer include Herman Cain, who recently passed away from coronavirus-related complications, comedian Paul Mooney, singer Teddy Pendergrass, podcaster Combat Jack, and reality TV star Gregg Leakes.