Director Ryan Coogler Paid Tribute To Chadwick Boseman In An Emotional Statement

Ryan Coogler, the director and cowriter of Marvel’s Black Panther, released an emotional tribute on Sunday to the film’s star Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer on Friday.

Coogler released his statement to various media outlets on Sunday, first offering condolences to Boseman’s family.

After meeting Boseman in person in 2016, after signing onto the film, Coogler said he immediately connected with the actor over their lives and shared vision for the movie.

Coogler said Boseman was a “special person” who always believed in the project:

Lila Ike takes us back to our roots

With only a handful of singles, Lila Iké (pronounced Lee-lah Eye-kay) is already on the brink of stardom. The straight-shooting free-spirited singer has an edge and ease in her voice that creates an immediate gravitational pull with her listener, fusing contemporary reggae with elements of soul, hip-hop and dancehall.
The fast-rising songbird from Manchester, Jamaica is gaining attention at home and abroad with her distinctive delivery, old-school sensibilities and modern-day swagger. She recently landed features in The FADER, Billboard and Flaunt and landed “Artist To Watch” lists for BBC 1xtra Hot for 2020, Complex and Relix Magazine. In the video for her current single “Where I’m Coming From,” singer Lila Iké returns to her rural roots, the Christiana area of Manchester parish, located in south-central Jamaica. Throughout the 4:32 clip, family, life-long friends and a wider community surround Lila, who has in the past few years emerged from her small-town background to become one of Jamaica’s most buzzed about young talents.