Black Panther star Letitia Wright says the death of Chadwick Boseman ‘really hurts’.
The actress starred opposite Boseman in the 2018 film as Shuri, the sister of his character T’Challa.
A grieving Wright tweeted simply: ‘This hurts. really hurts’.
The actors, who were close, also appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Boseman died aged 43 after a private four year battle with colon cancer.
He died with his wife Taylor and his family by his side.
‘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 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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.
‘He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
‘The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.’
Boseman’s colleagues and friends have been rocked by the news with many stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo and Angela Bassett, paying tribute.
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