28 Aug 2021 2:37 PM +00:00 UTC

Lupita Nyong'o Pays Tribute to Chadwick Boseman on First Death Anniversary

It has been a year since Chadwick Boseman's passing and everyone is paying tribute to the late Black Panther star. Marvel Cinematic Universe stars like Lupita Nyong'o and Mark Ruffalo are honoring Boseman and his short yet meaningful life.

On August 28, 2020, the world stood still when it was confirmed that Boseman had passed away. The Black Panther actor died in his Los Angeles home due to complications related to colon cancer. Only his close family and friends were aware of his condition so everyone was shocked that Boseman had been sick for a long time.

It has been a full year since Boseman's passing and people wanted to remember the Captain America: Civil War star in their own ways. For Nyong'o, this meant sharing a sweet photo with Boseman along with a heartfelt caption.

"I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure. I do. I do... One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me," Nyong'o wrote.

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Ruffalo and the official Marvel Entertainment Twitter account also honored Boseman with heartbreaking tweets. Millions have done the same, causing the late actor to trend on social media. Needless to say, the Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star lived a short life but he affected people around him in the best possible way.

Boseman's character T'Challa will not be recast in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The sequel is expected to honor the late actor when it premieres in theaters on July 8, 2022.

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