After Chadwick Boseman died of stage IV colon cancer, four years he was first diagnosed in 2016, on August 28, many have honoured the late actor on social media, the latest being Michael B. Jordan who has penned a lengthy tribute to his “big brother.”

The 33-year-old actor, who starred with Boseman in 2018’s Marvel hit Black Panther, shared his grief over the less time he got to spend with the actor.

"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," Jordan wrote on Instagram. "I wish we had more time."

He went on to recall a conversation that he had with the “Da 5 Bloods’” star before his death.

"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," Jordan wrote. "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, honour purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness."

In the 1970 soap opera, “All My Children” it was Chadwick Boseman who was going to play the part of Reggie but he was allegedly fired when he raised concerns over his character representing a negative racial stereotype. In his place, 16-year-old Jordan was hired and he went on to play the character for the next three years.

"Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever," the actor further added. "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."

He added, "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."

He went on to share how Boseman’s untimely demise has made him “more aware now” 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," Jordan added. "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."

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