Denzel Washington added his voice to the deluge of tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who died recently after a battle with cancer.
According to Washington, the Black Panther actor lived a full live.
“He didn’t get cheated. We did. I pray for his poor wife and his family. They got cheated, but he lived a full life,” Washington told an informal conversation with veteran Hollywood director Barry Levinson at the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday, per THR.
He called Boseman a “gentle soul,” and recounted a red carpet premiere for Disney’s Black Panther tentpole that he attended.
“I went backstage and I saw Chad and I saw Ryan Coogler, and then I watched the movie and I remember shedding a tear, because I thought, man, these young guys are gone. Like they’d taken over,” Washington recalled.
Boseman was 43.