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    Jurnee Smollett Shared Some Sweet Memories Of Her Time With The Late Michael K. Williams In Touching Tribute

    He may be gone but never forgotten. ❤️

    Lovecraft Country actor Michael K. Williams passed away on September 6 at the age of 54.

    Michael K. Williams smiling while on the red carpet of an event as he poses in a peacock feather print shirt and pants
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    Many celebrities have paid tribute to the star, and on Wednesday, his co-star Jurnee Smollett penned a touching message to the actor.

    Jurnee, Jonathan Majors, and Misha Green taking a photo in a parking lot
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    "My brother, my heart hurts so," she wrote alongside a black and white image of the late star. "A part of my brain refuses to accept it…shitty part about grief — it goes in stages. For me, it started w/ denial."

    She shared her reaction to his passing and how she found out about the upsetting news.

    Michael wears a suit as he leans against a railing for a photo
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    "When [Jake Smollett] called to tell me, my brain went 'hell naw that’s not true, let me call Michael,'" she shared. "And I called him. I called him over & over until my brain said stop, he’s gone."

    Michael was nominated for an Emmy for his work on their show Lovecraft Country, and Jurnee shared that he was supposed to be in LA this week, celebrating the big night Sunday.

    Michael in a textured metallic suit at a red carpet event
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    "He was supposed to see how big Hunter is, we were gonna dance, celebrate, cry," she said. "Instead our brother was laid to rest today. I still can’t make sense of it. Perhaps it’s selfish of me to want to hold onto this beautiful man that came into my life & forever changed it…"

    Michael posing for a photo with Eva Marcille
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    Jurnee also shared a fond memory of the two on set, and finished with what she'll remember most about her friend.

    Jurnee and Michael sitting during a scene from LoveCraft Country
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    "I’ll miss you when I listen to @raphael_saadiq, Jimmy Lee, or hear @deepakchopra 21-day meditations, or when I try that one yoga pose you gave me tips on…your soft, baritone voice saying 'Hey Kiddo.'"

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    She continued, "I take comfort in knowing that you’re finally free, somewhere dancing, being mighty, showing the angels how to really get it. Btw — You still owe me that dance…& our Bulls Jerseys. I love you."

    Jurnee posing for a photo in a structured off-shoulder gown
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    Rest in power, Mr. Williams.

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