Michael B Jordan has paid an emotional tribute to his Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman, lamenting ‘I wish we had more time’.
Chadwick’s death was announced on Friday where it was revealed the 43-year-old privately fought colon cancer since being diagnosed in 2016.
Tributes have since flooded in, with praise for Chadwick’s legacy and significance to millions of fans around the world following his starring role in the groundbreaking Marvel film.
Publicly addressing his friend’s death for the first time, Michael shared a series of pictures of the pair together and admitted he had struggled to find the right words to pay tribute.
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‘I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel’ he began. ‘I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug … everything.
‘I wish we had more time. One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked, and now the truth of that means more to me than ever.’
Michael reflected on his early career starring in TV soap All My Children, saying Chadwick had ‘paved the way for me’, adding: ‘You showed me how to be better, honour purpose, and create legacy.’
‘I wish we had more time. Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever,’ he continued.
‘But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are.
‘Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family, your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity.
‘You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here. I wish we had more time.’
Michael said Chadwick’s death had made him realise ‘time is short with people we love and admire,’ and promised to dedicate the rest of his life to living like the late star ‘with grace, courage, and no regrets’.
He finished the tribute with a nod to one of his lines in Black Panther, and penned: ‘”Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is! Rest In Power Brother.’
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