A week after the death of Chadwick Boseman, his friends and family gathered in Malibu, Calif., for a small memorial service. His co-stars from Black Panther including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke attended the ceremony, according to photos obtained by The Sun.
Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward also joined the stars to say their final goodbyes to her late husband who died of colon cancer at 43. Boseman’s medical condition was not publicly known. A statement says he was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 and filmed many movies “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”
The small memorial service for the actor showed a photo of him on display with a floral arrangement. The ceremony also included music from a hang drum.
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Boseman was born in Anderson, South Carolina. Before acting, he directed “Heaven” and “Blood Over a Broken Pawn,” which he also wrote. “Clair Huxtable is my acting mom,” Boseman told The Hollywood Reporter.
“The way she taught acting opened up things for me. I would have to take acting classes, but it was purely as director to know what the actors were doing. But when she taught it, it became something where I was like, ‘I want to experience that. I want to know, really, what that feels like.’”
On September 3, Anderson, South Carolina, paid tribute to their native son, Boseman, in a public memorial held at an outdoor amphitheater.
Boseman will be buried in his hometown after a private funeral for his family. Click here for more photos of his memorial service.