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Hollywood remembers Chadwick Boseman on his first death anniversary

It’s been a year since our legend left us for his heavenly abode. 2020 proved that it could no longer get any worse when it took Wakanda’s King from us. His demise caused a global cascade of upset hearts and minds. Chadwick Boseman’s entire career reads like a love letter to the black culture and made a vital impact on it as well. Before becoming Black Panther, Chadwick featured in a series of biopics about revolutionary Black icons that went on to become some of the cult classics of Hollywood. August 28 marked Chadwick’s first death anniversary as exactly a year ago he passed away due to colon cancer in his LA home with his family by his side.

With the youth, Chadwick’s name shall always remain synonymous with T’Challa, a character that he perfused with intelligence and a deep sense of empathy. In just 3 years, Chadwick left a mark and made his presence felt amongst the MCU’s top superheroes. He delivered a magnanimous amount of work for us to remember. Throughout the 4 MCU films where he made his appearance as the iconic superhero, Boseman’s portrayal of Black Panther gave inspiration and hope to young children everywhere that they, too, could be superheroes. It hurts how we lost such a gem of a person so early.

On his first death anniversary, numerous Hollywood celebrities took to their social media platforms to pay their tributes to the late star.

Mark Ruffalo paid his tribute to the former Marvel co-star by sharing a beautiful black and white portrait of Chadwick laughing.



Kerry Washington took to Twitter to share her heartfelt tribute to Chadwick and wrote, “One year without Chadwick Boseman. Thank you for watching over us. We miss you King.”


Actor Lupita Nyong’o, who played Chadwick’s love interest in ‘Black Panther’ shared a lovely picture of Chadwick and her having a laugh.

Nyong’o also tagged Chadwick’s Instagram handle which is still active with over 11 million followers.

Viola Davis, who was Boseman’s co-star in 2020’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ that earned him an Oscar nomination, shared a behind-the-scenes photo that featured the duo on set together.


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Actor Josh Gad tweeted one of the last text messages he received from Chadwick before his demise. He originally shared the texts, in which Boseman wrote about the beauty of it raining in LA, after hearing of his friend’s passing in 2020.

“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,” Gad penned in the tweet.

Michael B. Jordan posted a photo on his Instagram with a caption reading: “Not a day goes by bro… Love and miss you, but I know you still with us.”



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Kevin Hart posted this photo of Chadwick with his kids alongside a caption reading: “Legends never die….rest in paradise KING!!!!! ????????????????????????”


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Marvel Studios tweeted a truly regal photo of Wakanda’s King, saying: “Honoring our friend, our inspiration, and our King, Chadwick Boseman.”

Several other celebrities and millions of fans remembered Chadwick by sharing his pictures, quotes, and videos on social media with the hashtag ‘Rest In Peace’ on his first death anniversary.

We loved him but got loved him more.
You’re gone but never forgotten
Rest Easy King

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Written by Muneer

Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.