Chadwick Boseman’s widow, Simone Ledward, was named his estate administrator after her death in August at age 43 from colon cancer.
The Black Panther actor, who did not leave a will, had an estate valued at $ 938,500, People reported, citing court documents, and Ledward has limited authority over discretion.
Ledward was given a deadline of February 22, 2021 to post a $ 939,000 bond and distribute the assets, the court said. Last month, she filed a petition to administer the estate.
The latest: Chadwick Boseman’s widow, Simone Ledward, was appointed as her estate administrator after her death in August at age 43 from colon cancer
Boseman, also known for his work in films like 42, Marshall, Get on Up and Draft Day, was diagnosed with stage three cancer in 2016 and has undergone “ countless surgeries and chemotherapy ” in his battle with the disease, his family said.
They added that he was ‘dead at home, with his wife and family by his side’, adding that ‘it was the honor of his career to bring King TChalla to life in Black Panther’.
Boseman and Ledward, who have not made their relationship public on social media, got engaged in October 2019. They were last seen together for the last time publicly during the February NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, during which the late Kobe Bryant was honored weeks after his death.
Last year, Boseman saluted Ledward with a victory speech at the 50th NAACP Image Awards.
Boseman and Ledward, who have not made their relationship public on social media, got engaged in October 2019
Boseman’s family said ‘it was the honor of his career to bring King TChalla to life in Black Panther’
“ You know what they say: Black people always thank God when they win and I’m not going to let you down, ” he said. “Thank you, my God, for not just winning. Thank you, God, for the trials and tribulations you allow us to go through so that we can enjoy these times. So we can appreciate the joy of winning.
“Simone, you are with me every day. I have to recognize you right now. I love you.’
Last month, his brother Derrick Boseman opened up about the actor’s final days for The New York Times, like he said, his brother said to him, “man, I’m on the fourth quarter, and I need you to get me out of the game.”
Derrick said, “When he told me that, I changed my prayer from ‘God heal him, God save him’, to ‘God your will be done’. And the next day he passed away.
The famous actor also played the role of Jackie Robinson in the film 42