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Lupita Nyong’o reflects on grief as she honors Chadwick Boseman’s legacy

Celebrated actress Lupita Nyong’o has reflected on the lessons she has gained about grief in recent years.

Her reflections came as she remembered the events leading up to the release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” precisely one year ago and bid farewell to Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman portrayed T’Challa in the film.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, the award-winning actress emphasized the significance of not mourning alone.

Lupita shared: “One year ago, we released WAKANDA FOREVER to the world. It was our farewell song to T’Challa, to Chadwick Boseman whom we had to let go of way too soon. The fans were ready to receive it, and we felt the love all around the world, from LA, to London, to Lagos. I have learned so many lessons on grief recently, and the most valuable is how important it is not to grieve alone. Thank you to every honorary Wakandan out there for your loyalty and love! #WakandaForever #BlackPanther.”

Chadwick Boseman passed away at the age of 43 after battling colon cancer, as revealed by his family. The actor had been diagnosed with colon cancer four years prior to his demise, a fact that he had kept private.

In a statement, his family described Boseman as a true fighter who persevered through the challenges of cancer while continuing to deliver remarkable performances in beloved films.

Despite undergoing numerous surgeries and chemotherapy sessions, Boseman remained dedicated to his craft, portraying iconic roles in films such as “Marshall,” “Da 5 Bloods,” August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and more.

His family acknowledged that bringing King T’Challa to life in “Black Panther” was a particular honor in his illustrious career.

Remarkably, Boseman had chosen to keep his cancer diagnosis confidential, and his passing came as a shock to the public who were unaware of his health struggles.