Lupita Nyong'o: I've learnt so many lessons on grief

• August 2020 marked Boseman's colon cancer death. 

Lupita Nyong'o with Chadwick Boseman
Image: Instagram

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o claims to have learned a great deal about mourning over the last several years.

Lupita said this while recalling the events that led up to the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever precisely a year prior, and bidding adieu to Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed T'Challa in the film.

She stated in an Instagram post:

"One year ago, we released WAKANDA FOREVER to the world. It was our farewell song to T’Challa, to Chadwick Boseman whom we had to let go of way too soon. The fans were ready to receive it, and we felt the love all around the world, from LA, to London, to Lagos."

"I have learned so many lessons on grief recently, and the most valuable is how important it is not to grieve alone. Thank you to every honorary Wakandan out there for your loyalty and love! #WakandaForever #BlackPanther."

August 2020 marked Boseman's colon cancer death. Lupita said she felt unique grief upon learning of his passing while honouring him this year.

"The confusion was so profound that it took months to trust the feeling of joy. This is a photo I took on film at the airport as we arrived in South Korea in 2018. We had just learned to do the baby heart with our fingers," she wrote


"Here Chadwick was adding his suave flare 😊. We spent a glorious 72 hours there, and the memory fills me with so much joy.: Death is hard to understand, maybe even harder to accept. But the love generated from the life he lived will fuel every anniversary marking his absence.:Chadwick may no longer be in our photos, but he will always be in our hearts."

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