Lupita Nyong’o Grieves Chadwick Boseman One Year After His Death
"I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure," the "Black Panther" actress wrote.
August 28, 2021 at 6:46 pm
Lupita Nyong’o went to Instagram on Saturday to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman on the one-year anniversary of his death. Posting a photo of herself with the Black Panther star, who is pictured showing off his famous smile, Nyong’o mourned her late friend.
"I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure. I do. I do," the actress wrote. "One year after his passing, the memory of Chadwick Boseman remains this alive in me."
"I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn't make sense," Nyong'o wrote not long after his death. "The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning. I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess an immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be — here! ... that seem ageless... Chadwick was one of those people."
The heartbroken actress also attended a private memorial service in Malibu a week after Boseman's death. Nyong’o is now returning for the upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. According to Entertainment Weekly, the sequel has been reworked after the passing of the icon who played T'Challa in the film.
Boseman earned a posthumous award for his role in the Netflix drama Ma Rainey's Black Bottom alongside Oscar winner Viola Davis, Sky News reported. Davis was among those who responded to Nyong’o's latest tribute on Instagram.
"My heart," the actress wrote, adding two broken heart emojis.