Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans are both grieving the loss of their friend Chadwick Boseman.
“It was sudden to all of us,” Jackson, 71, said on the “Tamron Hall Show” Tuesday.
“It’s gut-wrenching to lose someone with such an important part of the culture in terms of what he became to the world in terms of ‘Black Panther,’” Jackson added. “We all hope when we work that people remember things that we do, but he imprinted on society in such a way especially in black culture by giving a hero they could aspire to.
“It’s devastating,” Jackson said.
Evans, who also appeared on Hall’s eponymous talk show, added that Boseman’s untimely death was “tough” for everybody.
“I think that it kind of highlights the power he has. As Sam said, his cultural impact is immeasurable, not just as an artist but as a man,” Evans, 39, added.
“It’s heartbreaking. It’s tough to process but his impact, his legacy is solidified forever.”
Boseman died at the end of August after a secret battle with colon cancer. He was 43 years old.
His family laid him to rest in September near his South Carolina hometown.