Michael B. Jordan Releases Emotional Statement On Chadwick Boseman's Death

Michael B. Jordan has released an honorary tribute dedicated to his late friend/Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer at 43-years-old.

In an Instagram post, which was shared on Monday night (August 31), the actor shared a black-and-white portrait of the two stars. "I've been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything," Jordan kicked off the lengthy post, which included the line ("I wish we had more time") several times.

"One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked, and now the truth of that means more to me than ever," Jordan, who has reportedly been "struggling" with the death, wrote in the post. "Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honour purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness."

"Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family, your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity," the actor continued. "You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here."

Jordan concluded the tribute with a mention of how "more aware" he is that "time is short" with loves ones. Before detailing the many things he's going to miss about Boseman like his honesty and generosity, Jordan declared that he's dedicated the rest of his life to Boseman's spirit. "I'm dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets," he wrote. "'Is this your king!?' Yes . he . is! Rest In Power Brother."

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