“We spent a glorious 72 hours”: Marvel Star Shares Never Seen Before Photo of Chadwick Boseman 3 Years After His Death Due to Colon Cancer

"We spent a glorious 72 hours": Marvel Star Shares Never Seen Before Photo of Chadwick Boseman 3 Years After His Death Due to Colon Cancer
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The world changed and became more kinder when it learned of notable actor Chadwick Boseman’s death back in 2020. Sharing in the pain and his memory, his fellow Marvel co-star Lupita Nyong’o shared a throwback photo of the actor.


Showing a photo from their outing in South Korea, Nyong’o revealed the moment of shock when the realization set in that Chadwick Boseman had really lost his life to colon cancer. Several actors alongside the Marvel actress reminisced in the memory of the Black Panther actor.

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

Lupita Nyong’o Remebers Chadwick Boseman

Back on 28 August 2020, Chadwick Boseman lost his life to colon cancer. Fighting silently over all these years, the actor never revealed to anyone that he had been fighting the disease except his close ones.

Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o.
Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o.

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The actor safeguarded his secret so deeply that after his death was announced, even his Marvel co-stars were shocked to hear of it. Lupita Nyong’o, the actress known for playing the role of Nakia in the Black Panther franchise, took to her Instagram to reminisce about the actor. Sharing that it took her quite some time to heal, the actress shared a heartleft message for Boseman.


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Chadwick Boseman was posthumously awarded a Primetime Emmy for his work in Marvel’s animated series What If…? while also receiving an Oscar nomination for his role as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

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Director Ryan Coogler Also Felt The Loss of Chadwick Boseman

Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman on the sets of Black Panther (2018).
Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman on the sets of Black Panther (2018).

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After his loss, the MCU decided to create Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in memory of the late actor. As per Lupita Nyong’o, she felt the loss of the actor heavily while working on the sequel but stated that director Ryan Coogler also shared the feeling with her.

“But at the same time we have a leader in [writer-director] Ryan [Coogler], who feels very much like we do, who feels the loss in a very, very real way as well. And his idea, the way which he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we’ve all experienced as a cast and as a world. So it feels spiritually and emotionally correct to do this.”

Lupita Nyong’o further continued,

“And hopefully, what I do look forward to, is getting back together and honoring what he started with us and holding his light through it. Because he left us a lot of light that we’re still going to be bathing in. I know that for sure.”

It has been three years since the world lost a great actor as people remembered Chadwick Boseman. His legacy, the Black Panther franchise, is available to stream on Disney+.


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