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Chadwick Boseman's Widow Taylor Named Administrator of His Estate after He Died without a Will

Cathrine Mabvudza
Dec 02, 2020
02:30 A.M.

Chadwick Boseman's widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, was recently named the administrator of his estate. The "Black Panther" star did not have a will at the time of his death.


Chadwick Boseman's death left family, friends, colleagues, and fans worldwide heartbroken and in shock. The actor succumbed to stage IV colon cancer after a private four-year battle with the disease.

While the world mourns the late actor, his family is left to pick up the pieces. In the latest update, Boseman's widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, was appointed as the administrator for his estate.

Chadwick Boseman and Taylor Simone Ledward at the 69th NBA All-Star Game at United Center on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois | Source: Getty Images

Chadwick Boseman and Taylor Simone Ledward at the 69th NBA All-Star Game at United Center on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois | Source: Getty Images

Boseman passed away on August 26 at the age of 43 years. Although the actor did not have a will, he was survived by his wife, Ledward. The actor did not have any children.

According to ET Online, Ledward was awarded the title after filing a probate case in Los Angeles. The California State Polytechnic University alum is now in the position of the late actor's estate, which was valued at $939,000.


Ledward and Boseman started dating before the actor's cancer diagnosis. Ledward accompanied the actor to award shows, including the 2018 Oscars and the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, where he thanked her in his acceptance speech.


The couple reportedly got engaged in October 2019 and later tied the knot in a secret ceremony. The marriage was confirmed in a statement by his family when they announced the news of his passing.


Before his untimely passing, Boseman had been enjoying a career-high, with roles in Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which will be released on Netflix on December 18.

However, the actor's biggest role remains his portrayal of King T'Challa in the Marvel Comics adaptation of "The Black Panther." His appearance in the film was well-received both by critics and fans worldwide for its cultural significance.


In remembrance of the actor, Disney honored Boseman on what would have been his 44th birthday on November 29, with a heartwarming edit to "The Black Panther" movie on their streaming service, Disney+.

A special tribute was added to the film's opening credits, showing Boseman's memorable moments from the Marvel films. Marvel Comics also shared the video on Instagram, garnering over 1.7 million views.


While the loss of Boseman was a shock to the world, their family had reason to celebrate when the late actor's older brother, Kevin Boseman, revealed that he, too, had been diagnosed with cancer in 2018.

Fortunately, Kevin celebrated two-years in remission on October 14 after undergoing four rounds of chemotherapy. The New York-based dancer shared the news in the hopes of providing some good news amid a year of heartbreaking losses.

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