Black Panther’s Danai Gurira pens a fitting tribute to her co-star Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away Friday from colon cancer.
Black Panther’s Danai Gurira remembers Chadwick Boseman with a moving message. Both actors starred in the successful standalone film, as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The two shared a number of scenes together, as Gurira plays Okoye, the general of the Dora Milaje who shares a close bond with Boseman’s T’Challa. Both of their characters have a tremendous respect for one another, which is evident across all three of their Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances together. Okoye is a fan favorite character on her own, but her relationship with T’Challa was also a highlight of Black Panther.
On Friday came the surprising news Boseman had passed away due to colon cancer. He never spoke about his illness publicly and continued to work for the four years following his diagnosis. Many in Hollywood have come together to mourn Boseman’s sudden death in the days since. These include his Marvel colleagues, with Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige all expressing shock and sadness at the news. There have been some very moving tributes, with many sharing stories of personal connection with Boseman.