"He didn't get cheated. We did. I pray for his poor wife and his family. They got cheated, but he lived a full life," Washington said of Boseman, who tragically died on August 28 at the age of 43. Washington also reflected on the premiere of the record-breaking comic book movie, Black Panther, saying, "I went backstage and I saw Chad and I saw Ryan Coogler, and then I watched the movie and I remember shedding a tear. Because I thought, man, these young guys are gone. Like they'd taken over."
Washington famously helped pay for Chadwick Boseman and his Howard University peers' tuition