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08th Sep 2020

Lupita Nyong’o pens beautiful tribute to Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman

Rudi Kinsella

Lupita Nyong'o

An absolutely gorgeous tribute.

Lupita Nyong’o has written a beautiful tribute to her Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman passed away just over a week ago after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43 years of age.

In a statement posted on her Instagram page, Nyong’o had one underlining message that she wanted people to take away, which is ‘Take your time but don’t waste your time’.

She said: “Chadwick was a man who made the most of his time, and somehow also managed to take his time. I didn’t know him for long, but he had a profound effect on me in the time that I did. When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence.

“He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from. You got the sense that he was fully present and also somehow fully aware of things in the distant future. As a result, I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease

“He was absorbent. Agile. He set the bar high by working with a generosity of spirit, creating an ego-free environment by sheer example, and he always had a warm gaze and a strong embrace to share.

“His large hands would descend on my shoulders and give them a squeeze that relieved me of the tensions I did not realize I was holding. Chadwick’s hands were strong enough to carry the weight of the film and free enough to clasp mine when I needed it.”

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For the beloved #ChadwickBoseman. #TakeYourTimeButDontWasteYourTime

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