- John Kani wanted to attend Chadwick’s funeral with actress Connie Chiume in New York to pay his respects in person
- Kani starred alongside Chadwick in Black Panther and is torn over the fact that border closures is stopping him from attending the funeral
- Kani took to social media to express his sadness and point out just how much respect he has for the late actor
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Veteran actor John Kani expresses sadness in not being able to attend the funeral of the late legendary actor Chadwick Boseman. While it is a heavy time, Kani would have liked to have been able to pay his respects in person.
Many influential lives have been lost as of late and the people of Mzansi have been in mourning for some time. Life is so short and these lost lives have reminded us all to make the most of every moment.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Kani wanted to attend Chadwick’s funeral with actress Connie Chiume in New York, but that border lockdowns due to the coronavirus have stopped them from doing so.
Black Panther actor Chadwick's passing has seen tributes pour in from all over the world. The Marvel movie, which grossed over a billion dollars, saw South African actors starring alongside the late actor. Some of his Mzansi peers took to social media to pay their tributes to the legendary Boseman.
Kani starred alongside Chadwick in Black Panther. Kani expressed the respect he has for the young actor and how impressed he was with his craft. Chadwick was indeed a phenomenal actor whose memory will not be forgotten.
Taking to social media, Kani tried to express in words the sadness he feels as a result of not being able to attend Chadwick’s funeral in person. Kani has endless respect for the late actor and has made it known several times.
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"What a pity that Connie and I will not be able to attend Chadwick Boseman’s funeral because of lockdown international borders. I am sure that Atandwa who is in New York now will represent us all."
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman has left the world reeling. Since his death was announced on social media, tributes have poured in from all over the globe.
South African musician, Black Coffee, also took to social media to pay his respects. He also added how honoured he was by the fact that Boseman enjoyed his music. Black Coffee took to Twitter to post a short video clip showing Chadwick counting the number of artists he listened to when he was focused on work.
He excitedly mentioned Black Coffee's Get It Together song with international superstar, Drake. The humble Black Coffee captioned his post:
"Grateful to have been a little part of the King's life #ripchadwickboseman"
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