“Black Panther” stars attend private memorial for Chadwick Boseman

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • Chadwick Boseman’s wife held a memorial to honor the late “Black Panther” actor.
  • Some of Boseman’s co-stars from the superhero flick were seen in photos of the tribute in Malibu, California.
  • The city of Anderson, Boseman’s hometown, also honored him by holding a screening of “Black Panther”.

Chadwick Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, organized and held a private memorial on Sunday in Malibu, California to honor him. In attendance were Boseman’s co-stars from “Black Panther”. These included Michael B. Jordan, who played villain Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o, who starred as Nakia, and Winston Duke, who acted as M’Baku.

The Sun obtained photos of the tribute featuring flower and photo displays, an altar, as well as a musician playing the drum. One of the photos captured Jordan hugging Boseman’s wife.

Following Boseman’s death on August 28, his co-stars posted their own tributes on various platforms of social media like Instagram and Twitter.

An official statement was also posted on August 29 by Boseman’s family on his official Twitter account announcing his passing after fighting colon cancer for four years.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.” The statement named some of his other movies aside from “Black Panther”, including “Marshall”, “Da 5 Bloods”, August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, and several others, all of which he worked on “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”

Boseman’s hometown, Anderson, South Carolina, also held their own tribute to the actor a few days prior to the one in Malibu by screening “Black Panther” in his honor.

On Thursday, city spokeswoman Beth Batson said, “He was beloved here, the same way he was around the world.” Batson also stated that though Boseman’s passing caused a “deep sadness and grief”, it has also been a source of inspiration for many people in the community.

Source: Fox News

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