Nine days after the unexpected death of Chadwick Boseman, his friends and family gathered in Malibu for a small memorial service. 

His Black Panther co-stars including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke were in attendance, according to photos obtained by The Sun. 

Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward joined the actors to honor her late husband who died after a four year long battle with colon cancer on August 28 at 43-years-old. 

Honoring the King: Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther co-stars including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke attended a memorial for the late star in Malibu on Sunday, according to photos obtained by The Sun (Boseman pictured in February 2019)

Boseman’s death was announced on his personal social media accounts saying in part ‘He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ‘ 

Ledward and the Black Panther star reportedly started dating in 2015 one year before his diagnosis. 

The couple are said to have secretly married earlier this year, after he proposed late last fall. 

Mourning: Jordan attended the memorial service, according to the outlet (Jordan in February 2020)

On-screen love: Nyong’o played Boseman’s on-screen love interest in Black Panther was seen arriving (pictured in October 2019)

Jordan played Erik Killmonger alongside Boseman’s King T’challa in the 2018 blockbuster Black Panther.

Jordan took to Instagram just days after Boseman’s passing, sharing several photos of himself with his co-star, along with a heartfelt message about his passing.

‘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. I wish we had more time,’ Jordan began.

Loves: Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward joined the actors to honor her late husband who died after a four year long battle with colon cancer on August 28 at 43-years-old, they began dating in 2015 and reportedly wed in secret earlier this year (pictured in November 2019)

Finding words: ‘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. I wish we had more time,’ Jordan began as he honored the star in an Instagram post after his passing (pictured in January 2019)

‘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,’ he added.

Jordan continued by stating how Boseman helped him along the way in the beginning of his career, ‘starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me.’ 

‘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,’ Jordan concluded.

Boseman and Jordan’s Marvel Studios hit Black Panther earned a whopping $700 million at the domestic box office, the highest-grossing domestic movie in 2018, and $1.3 billion worldwide.

RIP:  Boseman’s other co-star Winston Duke was in attendance and also posted a lengthy tribute to the late Da 5 Bloods star.’You will NEVER be forgotten. Your heroism is now legend. We’ll carry the load and honor your legacy, the rest of the way! Bless King!’

Winston Duke also posted a lengthy tribute to the late Da 5 Bloods star. 

‘How do I start to honor a man who I saw as a giant in many ways; with whom I thought I had so much more time,’ Duke wrote. ‘I am absolutely devastated by the loss of my friend and hero, Chadwick Boseman.’

Continuing: ‘I feel sick … I’m in pain and I can’t believe he’s gone. Chadwick was a lightning rod for me… he gave me direction..Thank you! Chadwick, you are the best…you are me and I’m you and we are all one!’

He added: ‘You will NEVER be forgotten. Your heroism is now legend. We’ll carry the load and honor your legacy, the rest of the way! Bless King!’

In memory: Boseman’s hometown of Anderson, South Carolina recently honored him with a memorial ceremony at an outdoor amphitheater and screening of his film Black Panther 

Boseman’s hometown of Anderson, South Carolina recently honored him with a memorial ceremony at an outdoor amphitheater and screening of his film Black Panther.  

To take proper precautions with a public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic, the amphitheater’s capacity of 10,000 attendees was reduced to 50 percent capacity in an effort to create social distancing space.

In addition, an enshrinement of the talented actor will be built in the town, officials told the outlet. 

The news comes as a petition on Change.org amassed more than 16,431 signatures urging local officials to erect a statue of the late actor in place of a Confederate statue that remains on display in the city’s downtown area.

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