Ryan Coogler “Broken Hearted” Losing The “Brilliant” Chadwick Boseman!
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler joins Michael B. Jordan’s powerful tribute and Winston Duke who “is sick and in pain” at the loss of Chadwick Boseman. Read on to see what Coogler had to say about Chadwich, who “deeply valued his privacy…”
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CelebNMusic247.com reports that that Black Panther director Ryan Coogler spoke out about his friend, Chadwick Boseman who passed away last week at the age of 43.
Writer and Director of the incredible Black Panther film, Ryan Coogler revealed that “Chad deeply valued his privacy, and I wasn’t privy to the details of his illness.”
Coogler goes on to say that “after his family released their statement, I realized that he was living with his illness the entire time I knew him.”
Ryan released an emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman who shocked everyone Friday after he lost his battle to colon cancer.
The “broken” 34-year-old director writes:
Chad was a caretaker, a leader, and a man of faith, dignity and pride, he shielded his collaborators from his suffering. He lived a beautiful life. And he made great art. Day after day, year after year. That was who he was. He was an epic firework display. I will tell stories about being there for some of the brilliant sparks till the end of my days. What an incredible mark he’s left for us.
He went on to describe Chadwick as an “ancestor.” who will “watch over” all of us.
Coogler goes on to say in a lengthy statement:
I haven’t grieved a loss this acute before. I spent the last year preparing, imagining and writing words for him to say, that we weren’t destined to see. It leaves me broken knowing that I won’t be able to watch another close-up of him in the monitor again or walk up to him and ask for another take. It hurts more to know that we can’t have another conversation, or facetime, or text message exchange. He would send vegetarian recipes and eating regimens for my family and me to follow during the pandemic. He would check in on me and my loved ones, even as he dealt with the scourge of cancer … But it is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now. And I know that he will watch over us until we meet again.