'Black Panther's' Letitia Wright Shares Moving Spoken Eulogy for Chadwick Boseman | 22 Words

Following the heartbreaking loss of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman, tributes have been flooding in from all around the world.

But one, in particular, is breaking the internet's heart today.

The world was shaken this weekend.

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News broke that beloved actor Chadwick Boseman had died from colon cancer.

The tragic news came in over the weekend that Chadwick Boseman had passed away.

The heartbreaking news of Chadwick Boseman's death was unveiled by his family as they posted on his many social media channels on August 28th.

A statement was released confirming his passing.

The statement read, "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman." It also explained that the actor had been battling colon cancer for 4 years since his diagnosis in 2016.

Tributes began to pour in for the late star.

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But there has been one, in particular, that has many feeling moved.

It comes from Letitia Wright.

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The actress played Boseman's on-screen sister in Black Panther - and her eulogy to the star is nothing short of heartbreaking.

Boseman was a true icon.

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Both on-screen and off-screen, his career was truly remarkable.

He starred in many films and TV shows...

And in a serious variety of genres. From playing James Brown in the biopic Get On Up, to the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth in Gods of Egypt.

But his career was only just starting to take off.

Most recently, Boseman starred in 21 Bridges (2019) alongside Sienna Miller and Spike Lee’s Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods (2020).

However his most famous role...

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Is of course as the main role in Black Panther as T'Challa / Black Panther.

Boseman played Black Panther in 4 films...

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Including in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and was a huge inspiration and superhero for children and adults far and wide.

Black Pather completely revolutionized the film industry.

Back in 2018, Black Panther became the talk of the town as it hit all major big-screens purely because we'd never seen anything quite like it before. Marvel's superhero movie brought cultural importance to the forefront of a storyline while still maintaining the classic "hero vs villain" trope.

And even outside of the storyline, this movie broke barriers.

With black talent spread across the entire cast and production, Black Panther became more than just a social talking point. It became an artistic celebration of black culture.

In the past, we struggled to see such overwhelming representation.

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The genre typically upholds traditional superhero visuals, as seen with Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman, just to name a select few...

But Black Panther saw a whole new story brought to life.

A culture that was once seen as other, brought about celebration in a way that actually brought audiences together to share their love for the genre.

And one of the main reasons for this was the cast members...

In such a strong line-up of actors and actresses, we saw the fusion of old and new black actors including Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, and Letitia Wright.

But the star of the show was none other than Chadwick Boseman...

And The Guardian described him as a man who helped to "[open] up people's minds."

He was one of a kind...

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And fans loved his optimism and eagerness to change the standards of Hollywood.

But sadly, in more recent times, fans began talking about how Boseman looked unwell.

As the star was celebrating Major League Baseball's Jackie Robinson Day with his fans, people flocked to social media platforms to express their concerns.

Thousands were worried for Boseman, but few knew the reality.

This user followed up this tweet writing, "...He looks emaciated."

Fans thought the weight loss was just preparation for an upcoming role...

With many pointing that although Boseman was set to star in the upcoming Black Panther movie in 2022, he was also preparing for other roles in between.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t at all the case and the reality was much grimmer.

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Confirming his passing on August 28th, a statement written by his family read: "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much."

They continued:

"From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther."

The statement concluded:

"He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time."

Countless fans and celebrities have been paying tribute to the great man.

Fellow Black Panther star Angela Bassett spoke of how inspiring Boseman was: "This young man's dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal... All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince."

The Avengers cast also paid a huge tribute to Boseman.

Chris Evans wrote on Twitter: "I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King."

Mark Ruffalo, who played Hulk in the Avengers series, paid a long tribute to Boseman.

He wrote: "All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King."

St Jude's Children's Hospital were also among those paying tribute to the late star.

During which they revealed that he visited terminally ill children during his own secret cancer battle. "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Chadwick Boseman," they began.

They continued.

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"Two years ago, Chadwick visited the St. Jude campus and brought with him not only toys for our patients but also joy, courage, and inspiration. "He was an incredible role model for our patients and children from all around the world. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."

At the time, St. Jude's posted more photos from the visit.

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And after seeing them once again, 2 years on, reactions from fans have come in strong.

What a truly amazing man.

But perhaps the most heartbreaking tribute of all came in today.

Courtesy of Letitia Wright.

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She is clearly missing her on-screen brother very much.

She took to Instagram to share a beautiful video and spoken word eulogy.

"This hurts. I'm trusting God to heal old wounds. It is also written that all things are made new, there is light in the darkness."

"Streams of living water flow, giving new life. And all that's left now is for us to allow all the seeds that you have planted on the earth to grow, to blossom, to become even more beautiful."

"You're forever in my heart."

Watch the full video here.

"You told me that you were my brother and I am to love you as such and I always did and I always will, but now my heart is broken, searching for old messages of exchange, cards filled with your handwriting and memories of you holding my hand as if it was for eternity." Tragically, Boseman isn't the only star we've lost in 2020. To celebrate the lives of all the celebrities we've sadly lost this year, scroll on...