Today, Chadwick Boseman's movie family is celebrating his heavenly birthday.
This week, the cast from "Black Panther" took to social media with a variety of gestures to honor what would have been the action star's 47th trip around the sun.
On Wednesday (Nov. 29), Lupita Nyong'o posted a throwback Polaroid featuring some of the film's cast, including herself, Boseman, who played the titular Black Panther, along with Michael B. Jordan, who portrayed Killmonger, and the film's director, Ryan Coogler.
"Marking the birthday of a heroic friend. I am blessed that his time on this earth coincided with mine," she penned in the caption of the post.
Nyong'o, who played Nakia in the film and its 2022 sequel, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," explained that the snap was taken in 2018 during a press run for the original movie.
Seeing the crew together definitely has us in our feels.
Jordan also honored Boseman today by updating his profile image on the platform with a black and white image of the two of them.
Yesterday, Letitia Wright –who depicts Shuri in the franchise– reposted a touching quote to her IG story from the late actor's Chadwick Boseman Foundation's account on the platform. The quote was in part of his commencement address at Howard University in 2018.
"Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on this planet at this particular time in history," he said. "Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill."
The tributes didn't stop with his cast. Boseman's widow, Taylor Simone Ledward Boseman, also posted on the app to commemorate his life and legacy. She included a memory of them smiling while sitting at a dinner table, and another frame captured her planting a kiss on her beau as he embraced her with a hug.
"When i talk to God, i thank him for the time. Happy birthday, angel 💜," she captioned the post.
In 2020, Boseman lost his four-year battle with colon cancer. The South Carolina native left his mark by playing some of history's most iconic Black figures, including Jackie Robinson in "42" and James Brown in "Get On Up".
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