Chadwick Boseman‘s wife has filed papers in Los Angeles County Court to be named executor of his estate, as the actor reportedly passed without a valid will in place.
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According to The Blast, Taylor Simone Ledward filed a petition with the probate court to be able to be the one in charge of administering his estate. Per the documents, they report that his estate is worth $939,000, of which $936,000 of it was deemed “personal property.” In case that number for the Black Panther star creates some confusion for you, the site noted that such a figure could possibly only account for his real estate holdings, which are kept separate from other assets. There was also mention of the possibility of the bulk of his wealth being in a trust.
Ledward and Boseman’s parents are the living relatives mentioned in the documents filed.
The 43-year-old actor passed away on August 28 after a very private fight with colon cancer. The news was shared on his Instagram page.
“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the announcement stated. “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.”
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“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,” the note read.
Following his death, it was revealed that Boseman wed Ledward, his long-time girlfriend after they became engaged in October 2019. The two began dating in 2015, and from then on, she was consistently by his side. When he won an NAACP Image Award last April for his work in Black Panther, he shouted her out.
“Simone, you’re with me every day,” he said. “I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.”
This article was originally posted on MadameNoire.com
Social Media Remembers Chadwick Boseman By Sharing His Positive Words [WATCH]
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This is what you gave a generation. https://t.co/tux0YujSlT— montoya (@isabelittas) August 29, 2020
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“Everybody is the hero in their own story” - Chadwick Boseman pic.twitter.com/5ypw3IUHsJ— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 29, 2020
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Please remember that time when Chadwick Boseman gave away his MTV award for Black Panther to James Shaw Jr — who fought off MAGA gunman at a Waffle House in Nashville.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 30, 2020
Two real life superheroes...pic.twitter.com/d2aCd9WDDq
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During his commencement speech at our beloved Howard, my friend Chadwick Boseman said, "press on with pride and press on with purpose.”— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
In his name, let’s keep fighting. pic.twitter.com/HU8Q6yQaJ4
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This is courage. This is humanity.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 29, 2020
Please take 2-minutes and listen to Chadwick Boseman’s words here.
Break out the tissues.
Also, he was dealing with his own colon cancer at the time. And never said a word.
Rest, Sir.🌎💔 pic.twitter.com/PaFaPjChWY
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From his groundbreaking work in Black Panther to his portrayal of Thurgood Marshall, Chadwick Boseman helped paint a new picture of what’s possible. Keeping his family, friends, and fans in my prayers during this difficult time.pic.twitter.com/yfjfNYWjYD— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
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This is the first message Chadwick Boseman sent to my son in 2017. He had already been diagnosed with colon cancer, unknown to anyone. Amazing. 🙏🏾💜✊🏾😭 pic.twitter.com/2Tb4V2O8bN— Brian Hammond (@_Bro_Hamm_) August 29, 2020
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