In honor of the Black Panther star’s birthday on Sunday, his friends and family members shared touching tributes to Boseman, who died in August at the age of 43 following a years-long private battle with colon cancer.
Without directly mentioning the actor’s death, his brother Kevin shared a photo of white flowers, writing, “Today is a good day to give someone their flowers.”
Marvel shared a video montage filled with clips from Boseman’s role as King T’Challa in the groundbreaking 2018 film. “Long live the King. #WakandaForever,” the studio wrote.
Boseman’s stylist, Ashley Weston, also remembered the late star with a heartfelt tribute.
“I miss you everyday, but I know you’re with our ancestors looking over us,” she wrote alongside a slideshow of some of the actor’s most memorable looks. “And I know I’ll always feel your spirit and love around me…but damn, I wish you were still here with us all.”
“Until we reunite again, Happy birthday to my forever Muse and King,” she added.
In his own post, Common wrote, “Chadwick Boseman would have turned 44 years old today. Happy Birthday King. God Bless You. Thank you for using your gift to bring light to this world. RIP.”
Chadwick died on Aug. 28 at the age of 43. The actor’s representatives shared the news in a heartfelt tribute on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, revealing the Marshall star had been diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and had battled it as it progressed to stage IV.
Earlier this month, the actor earned his first posthumous award nomination for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which will be released on Netflix next month.
“After screening this with him, I told him he was about to get all the nominations,” his brother Kevin wrote of the news. “I was so faithful he’d be here to experience this moment.”
“Congratulations, Baby Brother,” he added.