*Letitia Wright posted a touching tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, her onscreen brother in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” following his death last week from colon cancer.
Wright shared a poem on Instagram Tuesday, in which she refers to Boseman as “my brother, an angel on Earth.”
“Words can’t describe how I feel,” she said over images of her and Chadwick together. “How we all feel, that losing you was forced upon us, to accept this as a new reality. I wish I got to say goodbye.”
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“I messaged you a couple times, but I thought you were just busy,” Wright continued. “I didn’t know you were dealing with so much. But against all the odds, you remained focused on fulfilling your purpose with the time handed to you.”
She also recalled the day she met Boseman. “God told me that you are my brother and that I am to love you as such. And I always did, and I always will.”
“But now, my heart is broken, searching for old message of exchange, cards filled with your handwriting and memories of you holding my hand as if it was for eternity,” she said. “I thought we had more time, and many more years to come, for more laughter and for more moments of me picking on you on set.”
Boseman’s family confirmed his death on Friday at the age of 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer. He died at home, with his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, and family by his side.
“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler and co-star Michael B. Jordan were among those who publicly paid tribute to Boseman on social media.
“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” a statement read on his social media on Friday. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.”
“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson‘s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the statement continued.
Scroll up to check out Wright’s full Instagram tribute.