Josh Gad is mourning the loss of “Marshall” co-star Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer.The actor, 39, took to Twitter to offer his condolences, sharing a screenshot of a lengthy text message sent to him by the “Black Panther” actor weeks into the coronavirus pandemic.
“Breaking my twitter silence to share some beauty,” Gad tweeted. “This was one of my final texts from the brilliant & once-in-lifetime talent, @chadwickboseman – take this in & celebrate life. He knew how precious every moment was. Tonight the Heavens received one of its most powerful angels.”
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The message centered on finding the beauty within nature, even during the most inconvenient and trying of times.
“If you are in Los Angeles, you woke up this morning to the rare and peaceful sound of steady precipitation. If you’re like me, maybe you looked at the week’s forecast and found that it’s supposed to rain for three straight days; not without breaks of sunlight and reprieves of moist gloom, but yeah it’s gonna be coming down like cats and dog,” Boseman began the text.
“Great. We’re stuck inside these damn quarantines because of the COVID, and now we can’t even get no sun in Cali. Come on now!” he continued. “But now that the rain has stopped and today’s storm has cleared, I urge you to go outside and take a DEEP breath. Notice how fresh the air is right now, after our skies have had a 3 week break from the usual relentless barrage of fumes from bumper to bumper LA commuters, and now today’s rain has given the City of Angels a long overdo [sic] and much-needed shower.”
Breaking my twitter silence to share some beauty. This was one of my final texts from the brilliant & once-in-lifetime talent, @chadwickboseman – take this in & celebrate life. He knew how precious every moment was. Tonight the Heavens received one of its most powerful angels. pic.twitter.com/Hj8Cb1IfZS— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 29, 2020
Gad also took to Instagram to reflect on his relationship with the actor in a tearful video.
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