Micheal B. Jordan has paid tribute to his Black Panther costar Chadwick Boseman in a touching Instagram post. Boseman’s death was confirmed by his representatives on Twitter on August 28, announcing that he had been battling colon cancer to the surprise of his Marvel fans and colleagues, Jordan included.

“I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are,” he wrote in his heartfelt Instagram letter. “I wish we had more time.”

Jordan’s message highlights how much of an inspiration Boseman had been to him, starting with their roles in the show All My Children, the first project they had worked on together.

You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.”

The two actors had also both worked on the show Lie to Me as guest stars in different episodes. They co-starred a second time in Black Panther, and were set to co-start again in the 2021 Marvel show What If…?.

“I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did,” he finishes. “‘Is this your king!?’ Yes. he. is! Rest In Power Brother.”

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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. I wish we had more time. 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. 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, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness. I wish we had more time. 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. 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. I wish we had more time. I'm more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.

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