Michael B Jordan pays tribute to ‘big brother’ Chadwick Boseman

Michael B Jordan replaced Chadwick Boseman on “All My Children” in 2003.

Michael B Jordan wrote a “heartfelt” tribute for Chadwick Boseman earlier this week following the 43-year-old actor’s “shocking” death. Three days after the Marvel star’s family announced the loss, his Black Panther co-star took his thoughts to Instagram.

The Fantastic Four star shared in his lengthy post about his close friendship with Boseman. He also included a few photos of them together and one solo shot of the “King T’Challa,” according to Cheat Sheet.

Michael B Jordan reflects on their moments together

The 33-year-old celebrity begins with his thoughts that he could not find the words that come close to how he truly feels about Chadwick Boseman‘s passing. He said that he has reflected on “every moment,” conversation, laugh, disagreement, and hug. “Everything,” Michael B Jordan added.

Before starting every paragraph, the actor emphasizes how much he wishes that they “had more time.” He continued that he now understands “how much of a legend” and a hero Boseman is, adding that he “never lost sight” of what he loved the most. Jordan then went on to describe him as his “big brother.”

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I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. 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. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness. 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. 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. I'm more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.

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They were “forever linked”

Michael B Jordan recalled the last time they spoke. He said in his post that Chadwick Boseman told him that they were “forever linked.”

The actor added that his “big brother” showed him “how to be better,” “how to honor purpose,” and “how to create a legacy.” Later on, he revealed that he has continued to watch and learn his Black Panther‘s co-star’s “greatness,” and be “constantly motivated” by it.

People reported that Michael B Jordan and Chadwick Boseman first met when they had the same role in ABC’s All My Children. The heads allegedly fired Boseman, who was 26 at that time, because he had concerns about the character. Following his exit, Jordan replaced him.

The two actors worked together in Marvel’s 2018 film, Black Panther. Boseman played the titular role, opposing Jordan as the film’s antagonist.

Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer

Chadwick Boseman died last week after his secret four-year battle with colon cancer. Reports said that the diagnosis came in 2016, a statement that his family confirmed on August 28.

Michael B Jordan concluded the tribute stating that he now dedicates the rest of his days to live the way his co-star did, “with grace, courage, and no regrets.” He also added that he would miss Boseman’s honesty, generosity, humor, and “incredible gifts.”

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