By Henry Iheanacho
Hollywood actor, Michael B Jordan and his Black Panther co-stars joined Chadwick Boseman’s family and friends for his memorial in Malibu.
Boseman, 43, best known for playing King T’challa in Black Panther blockbuster movie died on Friday, August 28, after a four-year secret battle with colon cancer.
Mourners and sympathisers include Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and other Black Panther stars. They joined the late actor’s grieving wife, Taylor Simone Ledward at his private memorial which took place a week after his death.
Boseman was also honoured on September, 3, as a ‘hometown hero who brought a sense of pride’ to his native hometown of Anderson, South Carolina.
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The city paid tribute to the movie star in a public memorial with a viewing of Black Panther held at an outdoor amphitheater with kids – dressed up in Black Panther costumes.
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Boseman died of colon cancer four years after his first diagnosis in 2016.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” his family wrote in a statement. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.”
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,” the statement continued. “The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.“