Chadwick Boseman is gone, but he will never be forgotten.
A memorial was held on September 5 and his Black Panther star costars, including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N’yongo, and Winston Duke are reported to have attended his memorial service alongside his widow, Taylor Simone Ledward.
The Sun reports that Chadwick’s friends and family mourned at the memorial in Malibu, Calif. He was honored with a table display that featured his photo, flowers, and music from a hang drum.
Chadwick recently passed away after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
His representatives confirmed the news August 28 with a statement, saying he spent the past four years working as an actor while simultaneously battling the illness with surgeries and chemotherapy.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the statement read. “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.”
Chadwick’s death came as a shock to many across the globe. Following the announcement of his passing, social media was flooded with tributes to the ‘Black Panther‘ star, from fans around the world and colleague stars.
Source: news agencies