Chadwick Boseman’s untimely passing four years after being diagnosed with colon cancer has left countless people in mourning. The actor, perhaps best known for his leading role in Marvel’s Black Panther film, was just 43, and he kept his diagnosis a secret, instead focusing on his roles and making the world a better place.

Now, Michael B. Jordan, who played the Black Panther’s nemesis, Killmonger, has shared a powerful, heartbreaking tribute to his co-star and friend. The actor shared his message on Instagram, along with a few special photos of the two together:

“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.”

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“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.”

Image Source: Michael B. Jordan via Instagram

“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.”

Image Source: Michael B. Jordan via Instagram

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.

Image Source: Michael B. Jordan via Instagram

These two clearly had an amazing friendship, and we hope that all of Chadwick’s loved ones can find peace in knowing what a full life he lived.

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