The family and friends of late actor Chadwick Boseman recently paid their emotional birthday tributes to the "Black Panther" star on November 29. If he was alive, Chadwick would have turned 44.
Few months after Chadwick Boseman’s death, some family members and fellow celebrities of the late actor took their time to honor him on what was supposed to be his 44th birthday on November 29.
Boseman’s brother, Kevin Boseman, posted on Instagram an emotional tribute to his late sibling. The late actor’s co-stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis, and Mark Ruffalo also sent their birthday greetings as well.
LOVING TRIBUTES FOR THE BELOVED ACTOR
Without any direct mention or Instagram tag to his iconic brother’s name, Kevin shared a picture of white flowers. In the caption, he wrote:
"Today is a good day to give someone their flowers."
In her post, Nyong’o shared a short yet sweet message for her late co-star. She shared a snap of them together, where she wrote that Boseman is deeply loved and sorely missed.
Jordan also shared in his post that he missed Boseman, whom he considered his brother. He shared a black and white picture where he hugged the late actor.
Meanwhile, Ruffalo shared a video and wrote in the caption that he wished he could travel back to the time where the rest of the Marvel stars enjoyed a laugh or two while filming on set. As for Davis, she wrote in her snap:
"Happy birthday in Heaven, Chadwick! You are still so alive to me!! I love you ??"
FANS ARE STILL HEARTBROKEN
Boseman, a prolific actor who starred in several iconic movies, died on August 28 after a four-year private battle with stage IV colon cancer. Many fans were shocked and heartbroken over his untimely death.
The sad news rocked Hollywood. Many celebrities who had worked with Boseman in various films were not aware that he had been fighting cancer since his 2016 diagnosis.
Marvel Entertainment, which first introduced Boseman in a string of Marvel films, also took to Twitter to share a video montage as a way to honor the actor, which they captioned: "Long live the King. #WakandaForever."
SIMONE LEDWARD AS FAMILY'S ADMINISTRATOR
Boseman’s loss brought changes to his family. The actor’s wife, Simone Ledward, was recently named by a judge as the administrator of her husband’s nearly $1 million worth estate.
The actor didn’t leave any will before his death. Ledward, who has limited authority over her husband’s estate, was given until February 22, 2021, to file a $939,000 bond and distribute the assets.
Boseman and Ledward lived a private life together as they never publicized their relationship. The last time they were seen in public was during the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago last February.
Recently, fans became emotional while remembering Boseman’s stellar performance when he was still alive. Emotions were triggered after streaming giant Netflix shared the actor’s movie "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" on Instagram.
The film, which is based on a 1920 Chicago music band, showed off Boseman’s versatile acting, alongside Davis, an award-winning actress. It was the last movie the actor appeared in before he died.