Letitia Wright is honoring her “brother,” Chadwick Boseman, with a heartfelt and emotional spoken word poem.
The 26-year-old played Chadwick’s sister in the Marvel film, Black Panther, where she came to know him as her “brother,” along with the rest of the cast.
His death from colon cancer came as a surprise to many, including those who worked alongside him for years. As noted in the statement from his rep, Chadwick continued to filming even as he recovered from surgeries and underwent chemotherapy.
Like Michael B. Jordan and others, Letitia waited to issue a lengthier statement on his death.
Now, the star is reflecting on the significant loss in a spoken word poem shared to her Instagram on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
To read through Leticia’s tribute in its entirety, continue scrolling below.
Black Panther Stars Remember Chadwick Boseman
“It is written, there is nothing new under the sun.
But the sun stood still that morning, refusing to shine.
Dark clouds surrounding, confusion setting in.
Tears flowing, rivers so deep
I didn’t know this is what I was waking up to, my brother, an angel on earth, departed.
A soul so beautiful, when you walked into a room, there was calm.
You always moved with grace and ease.
Every time I saw you, the world would be a better place.
Words can’t describe how I feel, 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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