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: