On the solemn occasion of the third anniversary of the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman, the renowned artist and designer Laolu Senbanjo has chosen a poignant and artistic way to pay tribute to the late actor.
Laolu, known for his striking street art and portraits of celebrities in prominent locations, took to his Facebook page, in a heartfelt gesture to shared an image, capturing him holding a symbolic artwork featuring the powerful visage of Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther, a touching reflection on Boseman’s legacy.
The image serves as a poignant reminder of Boseman’s significant impact on the world of acting and his portrayal of the iconic superhero, T’Challa.
“I’m an artist. Artists don’t need permission to work. Regardless of whether I’m acting or not, I write. I write when I’m tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface. – Chadwick Boseman”
Lupita Nyong’o, Boseman’s co-star in the groundbreaking film “Black Panther,” also commemorated the actor’s memory on this somber occasion.
Lupita shared a timeless photograph dating back to 2018, capturing Boseman in a candid moment. This simple yet poignant gesture serves as a touching tribute to their shared experiences and the profound impact Chadwick Boseman had on his colleagues and the world.
Boseman’s unexpected passing in 2020 sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry and beyond. Throughout his illustrious two-decade career, Boseman earned widespread acclaim for his roles in notable films such as “42,” “Da 5 Bloods,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Yet, it was his groundbreaking portrayal of T’Challa in “Black Panther” that etched his name into history, as he became the first Black superhero to lead a film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As fans, peers, and collaborators continue to remember and celebrate Chadwick Boseman’s life and contributions, his legacy remains an inspiration and a work to the lasting impact that a dedicated artist can have on the world.