Lupita Nyong’o pens moving tribute to Chadwick Boseman
Holywood actress Lupita Nyong’o has penned a moving tribute to fallen Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.
Speaking for the first time since Chadwick died, the 37 year old actress said Chadwick’s death ‘Does not make sense’
Lupita who was a very close friend to Chadwick described his death as a huge punch in the gut.
“I write these words from a place of hopelessness, to honor a man who had great hope. I am struggling to think and speak about my friend, Chadwick Boseman, in the past tense. It doesn’t make sense. The news of his passing is a punch to my gut every morning.” She wrote
In her post shared on Instagram, Lupita praised the fallen icon as a friend whose presence she really enjoyed.
“I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess a immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be – here! … that seem ageless…. Chadwick was one of those people.” She added
Nyong’o played Boseman’s King T’Challa’s love interest Nakia in “Black Panther,” and while she says she didn’t know him long, he will stay with her always
“Chadwick was a man who made the most of his time, and somehow also managed to take his time,” she wrote. “I didn’t know him for long, but he had a profound effect on me in the time that I did. When we came together to make Black Panther, I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence. He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from. You got the sense that he was fully present and also somehow fully aware of things in the distant future. As a result, I noticed that Chadwick never seemed rushed! He commanded his time with ease.” Lupita said