Entertainment Movies Letitia Wright Says 'I Wish I Got to Say Goodbye' in Spoken Word Tribute to Chadwick Boseman "I didn't know you were dealing with so much," said Letitia Wright of her late Black Panther costar By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 2, 2020 08:50 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Letitia Wright is honoring Chadwick Boseman with a powerful spoken word piece. On Tuesday, the Emmy-nominated actress, 26, shared a clip on Instagram dedicated to "my brother," in which she mourns the loss of her Black Panther costar, who died of colon cancer last Friday at age 43. In the nearly-six-minute video, backed by serene music and peaceful visuals, Wright recites an emotional poem, in which she says, "I wish I got to say goodbye." "It is written, there is nothing new under the sun. But the sun stood still that morning, refusing to shine," she began. "Dark clouds surrounding, confusion setting in. Tears flowing, rivers so deep. I didn't know this is what I was waking up to — my brother, an angel on earth, departed." "A soul so beautiful, when you walked into a room, there was calm," she continued. "You always moved with grace and ease. Every time I saw you, the world would be a better place. Words can't describe how I feel — how we all feel — that losing you was forced upon us, to accept this as a new reality. I wish I got to say goodbye." In the hit 2018 superhero movie, Wright played Shuri, the younger sister of Boseman's T'Challa. Black Panther also starred Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, and more, who also shared touching tributes in their late costar's memory. Marvel Shares Heartbreaking Video to Honor Chadwick Boseman: 'You Will Always Be Our King' Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories "I messaged you a couple times, but I thought you were just busy. I didn't know you were dealing with so much," Wright continued, referencing Boseman's private cancer battle that lasted four years. "But against all the odds, you remained focused on fulfilling your purpose with the time handed to you." Wright also recalled first meeting Boseman and feeling a familial connection from the get-go: "And I'll never forget the day that I met you, before I got on the plane to L.A. for my first meeting with you, God told me that you were my brother and that I am to love you as such. And I always did, and I always will." "But now my heart is broken, searching for old messages of exchange, cards filled with your handwriting and memories of you holding my hand as if it was for eternity," she added. "I thought we had more time, and many more years to come, for more laughter and more moments of me picking on you on set. Leaning my head on your shoulders in the throne room as Ryan gave us notes." RELATED GALLERY: The Most Touching Chadwick Boseman Fan Tributes from Around the World Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright in Black Panther (2018). Marvel/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock From Sharing the Same Role to Wakanda Forever: Chadwick Boseman's Lasting Bond with Michael B. Jordan "I thought this would be forever. This hurts," said Wright, who also included several personal clips and photographs of herself with Boseman in the video tribute. "I'm trusting God to heal all wounds. It is also written that all things are made new. There is light in the darkness. Streams of living water flow, giving new life." "And all that's left now is for us to allow all the seeds you've planted on the earth to grow, to blossom, to become even more beautiful," she concluded. "You're forever in my heart." Announcing his death on Friday, a statement shared on Boseman's social media channels said that his role as King T'Challa in Black Panther was "the honor of his career."