Black Panther's Michael B Jordan reflects on Chadwick Boseman's legacy

Hannah Lovejoy
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Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

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Chadwick Boseman passing away last year was one of the biggest losses that the movie world has seen in recent years. During his short but impactful time, Chadwick played a number of big roles, but perhaps the most significant was his role as T'Challa in Black Panther.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Chadwick's co-star and friend Michael B Jordan reflected on losing the star and the impact that he made with his career and life.

When asked what made him cry the hardest this year, Michael confirmed he was still struggling with the loss and said: "Losing Chadwick. Our relationship was a very personal one and had a lot of great moments — some that I couldn’t fully appreciate and fully understand until now.

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Photo credit: Charley Gallay - Getty Images

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"I wish I had more time to have our relationship evolve, and grow, and become closer and stronger. We got a concentrated dose of Chadwick.

"He did more in his 43 years of life than most people have done in a lifetime. And he was here for the time he was supposed to be here, and he had his impact, and his legacy.

"That was clear with the abundance of love that he has gotten from people all over the world. There are generations of kids coming up that look to him. It’s incredible. And losing him was… Yeah, man, it hurt. It hurt a lot."

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Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian - Getty Images

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Michael also reflected on those closest to Chadwick and described his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, and family as "strong".

"The people that he had around him are truly special people. To keep something like this quiet for so long — our town is nearly impossible to do something like that in," he said.

"It speaks to the type of person he was, to work as hard as he did into his last moments. It’s truly incredible."

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