Michael B. Jordan Issues A Statement About The Passing Of Chadwick Boseman

“I wish we had more time.”

(AllHipHop News) One of the most iconic moments in cinema history took place during the final scenes of Black Panther. With his last breaths, Killmonger told T’Challa, “Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from the ships because they knew death was better than bondage.”

That exchange helped immortalize the two characters for multiple generations of moviegoers. Chadwick Boseman starred as King T’Challa/Black Panther, and Michael B. Jordan played T’Challa’s villainous cousin Killmonger. As a result, audiences will always link the two actors together.

When it was revealed that Boseman, 43, died on August 28 from colon cancer, Black Panther fans expressed condolences to the actor’s family. In addition, people sent positive thoughts to other individuals associated with the record-breaking Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. 

Many of the cast and crew of Black Panther also publicly addressed Boseman’s passing. On Monday night, Jordan shared his thoughts about the loss of his colleague and friend. The 33-year-old New Jersey native wrote on Instagram:

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.