Chadwick Boseman, who brought T’Challa to life in “Black Panther,” died of colon cancer at the age of 43.
Wife of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman is seeking to be appointed administrator of the estate of the beloved actor, who died in August at the age of 43.
Boseman, who died Aug. 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, died without a will with a property valued at $ 938,500, according to papers filed in the Los Angeles County probate court Thursday and obtained by the United States TODAY.
Some assets have not necessarily been exchanged, so Boseman’s holdings may be greater than this amount.
In the court documents, Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward (referred to in the documents by her legal name, Taylor Simone Ledward) asked to be appointed administrator with limited authority over the actor’s property.
In addition to Ledward, Boseman is survived by his parents, Leroy and Carolyn Boseman of Belton, SC, who are also listed in the papers.
Boseman’s family, including Ledward, were by his side when he died at his Los Angeles home.
According to People, Boseman and Ledward got engaged in 2019, and their last public appearance together was at the NBA All-Star Game in February in Chicago.
He paid tribute to her during an acceptance speech at the NAACP Image Awards 2019. “Simone, you are with me every day. I have to recognize you right now. Love you.” Ledward jumped him a kiss and recalled the words, “I love you.”
“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler named Ledward in a touching tribute to Boseman after his death.
He opened his message by expressing his feelings: “Before I share my thoughts on the passing of the great Chadwick Boseman, I would first like to express my condolences to his family, who meant so much to him. To his wife, especially Simone.”
Boseman is best known for the Oscar-nominated and box-office blockbuster “Black Panther,” in which he played the title character, but his impressive list of credits also includes starring roles in “42,” “Get on Up” and “Marshall.” this year in Spike Lee’s “Da Five Bloods”.
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