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Chadwick Boseman's Widow Simone Ledward Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'll Be Seeing You' in His Honor

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Aug 23, 2021
11:20 A.M.
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Simone Ledward Boseman's powerful rendition of "I'll Be Seeing You" at the "Stand Up to Cancer" event proved that her late husband's memory would live forever.

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American actor Chadwick Boseman's death as a result of Stage 3 colon cancer on August 28, 2020, shocked many fans. He was only 43 and had inspired many people with his talent and lifestyle. It was a death that came too soon.

The "Black Panther" actor is survived by his wife and singer Simone Ledward Boseman. He started dating her in 2015 before their reported engagement in 2019 and secret marriage months before his death.

Chadwick Boseman at the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California on February 24 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Chadwick Boseman at the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California on February 24 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

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Ledward attended the "Stand Up to Cancer" televised event about a week before her husband's death anniversary. She wore a pastel plaid jacket and matching pants over a black inner-wear.

During the event, Ledward honored her late husband with a powerful and emotional rendition of the song, "I'll Be Seeing You." She sat on a stool and belted her soft vocals while a band played behind her.

Anthony Anderson introduced Ledward ahead of her performance and also paid a touching tribute to Chadwick. He said the world lost an incredible actor and true hero when the actor died.

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Ledward's beautiful rendition was not the first time she paid tribute to Chadwick at a live event. In March, she accepted his NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion picture for his performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

While accepting the award, Ledward described her husband as an uncommon artist and an even more uncommon person. However, she said the way he died is not uncommon in any way, especially in the community.

Chadwick also gave a shout-out to Ledward during his acceptance speech while receiving the Outstanding Actor Award for his performance in "Black Panther."

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Wiping tears while she spoke, Ledward advised people to take care of their health, get screened, and know the warning signs early to manage the disease better and avoid painful consequences.

Ledward enjoyed a loving relationship with Chadwick. Both of their families were highly supportive of their relationship. It was Ledward's grandmother that spilled the tea on their relationship.

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In a reported interview, she revealed her granddaughter and Chadwick respected each other and were happy together.

Ledward's sister also reacted to an Instagram post that suggested Chadwick and actress Lupita Nyong'o would make a great couple by saying the late actor's real-life queen is gorgeous. She also said the couple embody true love and would make beautiful babies.

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Chadwick also gave a shout-out to Ledward during his acceptance speech while receiving the Outstanding Actor Award for his performance in "Black Panther" at the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

He acknowledged her presence in his life and expressed his love for her. The cameras also caught Ledward mouthing back "I Love You" to her husband. Chadwick may be gone from the world, but the love he and Ledward shared is eternal.

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