‘My Big Brother’: Chadwick Boseman’s Longtime Stylist Posts Heartwarming Tribute

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Among the many who have expressed sorrow over the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman is his stylist, Ashley Weston, who gave the star a heartfelt tribute.

Boseman was 43 when he died at his home on Friday, following a years-long battle with colon cancer.

 

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My big brother. My King. 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. 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.

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Grieving friend: Ashley Weston, a 33-year-old French Vietnamese stylist who has been working with Boseman for years, took to social media to remember the “Black Panther” actor who she considered her big brother.

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  • In an Instagram post on Saturday, Weston shared some photos of her spending time with Boseman.
  • She wrote in the caption: “My big brother. My King. 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.”
  • She recalled the instances Boseman would always make time to give her and her colleague hugs and compliments. 
  • “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,” she wrote. 
  • “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.”

Over the years: Weston has been dressing the actor up in carpets events around the globe for years, including premieres for the hit Marvel film “Black Panther.”

 

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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ ⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 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. ⁣ ⁣ It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣ ⁣ He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ ⁣ The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

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  • Boseman had previously spoken about his professional relationship with Weston in interviews. 
  • “You have to have somebody that understands what your style is and what you’re willing to try,” Boseman was quoted as saying by The Hollywood Reporter. “We found a really, really good synchronicity.”
  • He then went on to praise Weston for her ability to craft a “story” through clothing. 
  • “All I have to do is shop. She’ll come with options and I just shop in that space,” he shared.
  • Boseman further mulled about the changes a person goes through, noting: “Everything’s always changing. You can have a sense of what that change is and what the changes are in you, and I think it’s all about knowing who you are at this particular moment.”

 

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Rest in Power @chadwickboseman. Thank you for paving the way for all of us. ♥️♥️🙏🙏

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Feature Image (left) by Zenith Richards via Ashley Weston, (right) Getty

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