Actress Angela Evelyn Bassett, who is known for her role as Ramonda in the Black Pantherangela bassett film, pens an emotional letter to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman after his sad death.
It was made a statement from the official Instagram page of Chadwick Boseman, and it was announced that the actor passed away after battling colon cancer. He was at the age of 43 when he passed away.
Black Panther co-star Bassett took to Instagram to pay her tribute to Boseman after hearing this devastating news. The actress expresses her feeling and said that she is heartbreaking.
In her letter, the 62-year-old respected actress recalled a moment between her and Boseman. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Boseman reminded her that he was the student assigned to escort her when she received her honorary degree from Howard University.
Here’s what she wrote:
“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family. But what many don’t know is our story began long before his historic turn as Black Panther. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day.
And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed that full-circle experience.
This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother…’thou aren’t not dead but flown afar…’ All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.”
See the Instagram post below.