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    Updated on Sep 4, 2020. Posted on Sep 2, 2020

    Letitia Wright's Tribute To Her Onscreen Brother Chadwick Boseman Is So Very Beautiful

    "I thought we had more time, and many more years to come."

    Letitia Wright is honoring her onscreen brother, the late Chadwick Boseman. The actor, who played Shuri, T'Challa's sister in Black Panther, has shared a beautiful spoken-word poem about her gifted costar.

    BLACK PANTHER, from left: Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright
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    In a video posted to Instagram, Letitia delivered a moving tribute to Chadwick, who tragically died on Aug. 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

    She reflected on the moment she learned that Chadwick died, saying, "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."

    BLACK PANTHER, from left:  Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright
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    She continued, "I didn't know this is what I was waking up to, my brother, an angel on Earth, departed."

    BLACK PANTHER, Chadwick Boseman
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    Like her costar Danai Gurira, Letitia talked about how special Chadwick was: "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."

    BLACK PANTHER, Chadwick Boseman
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    She added, "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."

    BLACK PANTHER, Chadwick Boseman
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    Echoing Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, she referenced how private Chadwick was about his diagnosis: "I messaged you a couple times, but I thought you were just busy. I didn't know you were dealing with so much."

    Chadwick Boseman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards.
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    She also said, "But against all the odds, you remained focused on fulfilling your purpose with the time handed to you. And I'll never forget the day that I met you. Before I got on the plane to LA for my first meeting with you, God told me that you were my brother and that I am to love you as such, and I always did, and I always will."

    Letitia added, "But now my heart is broken. Searching for old messages of exchange, cards filled with your handwriting, and memories of you holding my hand as if it was for eternity."

    Letitia Wright and Chadwick Boseman attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
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    And this: "I thought we had more time, and many more years to come, for more laughter and more moments of me picking on you on set. Leaning my head on your shoulders in the front room as Ryan gave us notes."

    BLACK PANTHER, from left: Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright
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    Letitia continued: "I thought this would be forever. This hurts. I'm trusting God to heal all wounds. It is also written that all things are made new. There is light in the darkness. Streams of living water flow, giving new life."

    BLACK PANTHER, Chadwick Boseman
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    She finished: "And all that's left now is for us to allow all the seeds that you have planted on the earth to grow, to blossom, to become even more beautiful. You're forever in my heart."

    Letitia Wright and Chadwick Boseman attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.
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    With his incredible talent, inspiring spirit, and generosity, Chadwick Boseman will continue to hold a place in countless hearts. As Letitia tweeted on Aug. 30, "This hurts. Really hurts."

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