'I wish we had more time': Michael B. Jordan writes emotional tribute for Chadwick Boseman


Posted at Sep 01 2020 06:50 PM


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Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan paid an emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman days after the “Black Panther” star died due to colon cancer. 

Jordan, who played the villain Killmonger in the Marvel superhero flick , penned a moving note on Tuesday about how the kindness and passion of Boseman moved him to become a better person. 

"I wish we had more time," Jordan wrote in his post on Instagram, which included several photos of them together. 

He said he has been trying to find the words these past few days to express what he felt over his friend’s death, “reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug… everything.”

“One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked, and now the truth of that means more to me than ever,” Jordan shared. 

You can read the rest of his post below: 

“Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. 

“And whether you’ve known it or not… I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

“I wish we had more time.

“Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are.

“Through it all,  you never lost sight of what you loved most. 

“You cared about your family, your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

“I wish we had more time.

“I'm more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. 

“I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. 'Is this your king!?' Yes. he. is!  Rest In Power Brother.” 

Boseman’s death was announced last Saturday (Manila time). 

The actor was best known for his role in “Black Panther,” but has also starred in other hit films like “Da 5 Bloods,” “42,” and “Get on Up.” 

Among those who paid tribute to him were “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler and his Marvel co-stars like Mark Ruffalo, Brie Larson, and Chris Evans.