Ryan Coogler's touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman
The director of Black Panther, Ryan Coogler has written a touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
The 43-year-old actor died last week following a four year battle with colon cancer.
As quoted by Deadline, Coogler described Boseman as an, 'anomaly. He was calm. Assured. Constantly studying.'
'But also kind, comforting, had the warmest laugh in the world, and eyes that seen much beyond his years, but could still sparkle like a child seeing something for the first time.'
The director admitted he, 'wasn’t privy to the details of his illness.'
'After his family released their statement, I realized that he was living with his illness the entire time I knew him.'
'Because he was a caretaker, a leader, and a man of faith, dignity and pride, he shielded his collaborators from his suffering.'
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In his tribute, Coogler admitted that he has never, 'grieved a loss this acute before.'
'But it is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now.'
'And I know that he will watch over us, until we meet again,' Coogler concluded.