Chadwick Boseman's stylist shares tribute to late actor (Getty)
Chadwick Boseman's stylist shares tribute to late actor (Getty)

Chadwick Boseman’s stylist pays tribute to late star: ‘My big brother. My King’

Ashley Weston and Boseman had worked together since 2014

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Monday 31 August 2020 17:12
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Chadwick Boseman’s stylist Ashley Weston has reflected on her time working with the late Black Panther actor following his death.

On Saturday, Weston shared multiple photos of herself and Boseman on Instagram, where she referred to the star, who died Friday from colon cancer at the age of 43, as her “big brother”.

“My big brother. My king,” Weston wrote. “I can still see your beautiful smile and hear your infectious laugh.

“You stood beside me during some of the biggest moments of my life: When I got married, when loved ones passed away, and when my husband was sick - you were there for me, always and without hesitation.

“With every outfit we created, I wanted the world to see and feel the warmth of your beautiful spirit. I’ll always remember that no matter how late we made you for events, you always stopped to hug @saishabeecham and I and say how much you loved and appreciated us before walking out the door.”

Weston, who had worked with the actor since 2014, concluded the heartfelt tribute: "As you walked out this final door, I wish I could’ve hugged YOU and told YOU how much I loved and appreciated everything you did for me. My big brother. My King. I love you."

In the post, Weston shared photos of herself and Boseman from important events over the years, including her wedding and the 2018 Met Gala.

In 2018, Boseman opened up about his relationship with Weston in a feature in The Hollywood Reporter, where he said: "You have to have somebody that understands what your style is and what you’re willing to try. We found a really, really good synchronicity.

"What I appreciate about working with Ashley is that she creates a story. All I have to do is shop. She’ll come with options and I just shop in that space."

Boseman, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, died Friday, his family announced on social media.

"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," a statement shared to Boseman’s official Twitter account read. "⁣Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV.

"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”

According to the statement, Boseman died at home with his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and family by his side.

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