LOS ANGELES (CSLA) – Actor Michael B. Jordan paid tribute to Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman on Monday, who died on Friday at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with cancer.

"I've tried to find the right words, but nothing comes close to my feeling. I've thought about every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug … everything," wrote Jordan. "I wish, we would have more time. "

He continued, “The last time we spoke you said we were forever connected, and now the truth means more to me than ever. You have paved the way for me since almost the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old. They showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you knew it or not … I watched, studied and am constantly motivated by your size. I wish we had more time. "

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I've tried to find the right words, but nothing comes close to my feeling. I've thought about every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug … everything. I wish we had more time. One of the last times we talked you said we were forever connected, and now the truth means more to me than ever. You have paved the way for me since almost the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old. They showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you knew it or not … I watched, studied and am constantly motivated by your size. I wish we had more time. Everything you gave the world … the legends and heroes you showed us we are … will live on forever. But what hurts the most is that I now understand how much you are a legend and a hero. In doing so, you have never lost sight of what you loved most. You took care of your family, your friends, your craft, your spirit. They took care of the children, the community, our culture and humanity. You took care of me You're my big brother, but I never got the chance to tell you or actually give you your flowers while you were here. I wish we had more time. I am now more aware than ever that the time for people we love and admire is short. I will miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor and your incredible gifts. I will miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I dedicate the rest of my days to life like you did. With grace, courage and without remorse. "Is that your king?" Yes . he. is! Rest in power brother.

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"Everything you gave the world … the legends and heroes you showed us we are … will live on forever. But what hurts the most is that I now understand how very much you are a legend and a hero. You never lost sight of what you loved most. You took care of your family, your friends, your crafts, your spirit. You took care of the children, the Community, our culture and humanity. You took care of me. You are my big brother, but I never got the chance to tell you or actually give you your flowers while you were here, "Jordan said. "I wish we had more time."

"I am now more aware than ever that the time is short for people we love and admire. I will miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor and your incredible gifts. I will miss the gift in Scenes of space to share with you. I dedicate the rest of my days to life as you have done. With grace, courage and without remorse. “Is that your king?” Yes. He is. Rest in power, brother. "

A monument to Boseman was erected on the Howard University campus in Washington, DC. He graduated from Howard University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing and then attended and graduated from New York's Digital Film Academy.

When Boseman returned to his alma mater to deliver the 2018 opening speech, he was secretly fighting for his life.

His powerful words on that day left a lasting impression on the students.

"I think we really lost a superhero," said Darnelle Casimir, Howard University alumni. "I don't think it's a coincidence that Chadwick Boseman became the Black Panther. One such role is fate."

"He really left his legacy so we could see it and learn from it and that is what touches me the most," she said.

On Sunday, Boseman was honored at the MTV Video Music Awards as he looked back on the 2018 moment when he bestowed his award on James Shaw Jr., who stopped a shooter at a Tennessee waffle house.

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