After dying from colon cancer, Chadwick Boseman’s wife named administrator of his estate

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Chadwick Boseman and Simone Ledward
Chadwick Boseman and Simone Ledward

Chadwick Boseman’s widow Simone Ledward has been named as the administrator of his estate following his death in August from colon cancer.

The Black Panther actor, who did not leave a will, had an estate valued at $938,500, People reported, citing court docs, and Ledward has limited authority over the discretion.

Ledward has been given a deadline of February 22, 2021, to file a $939,000 bond and distribute the assets, the court said. Last month, she put in a petition to administrate the estate.

Boseman, also known for his work in movies like 42, Marshall, Get on Up and Draft Day, was diagnosed with stage three cancer in 2016, and underwent ‘countless surgeries and chemotherapy’ in his battle with the disease, his family said.

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They added that he ‘died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,’ adding that ‘it was the honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.’

Boseman and Ledward, who did not publicize their relationship on social media, were engaged in October 2019. They were last seen together publicly at February’s NBA All-Star Game in Chicago, in which the late Kobe Bryant was honoured weeks after his death.

Last year, Boseman hailed Ledward while delivering a victory speech at the 50th NAACP Image Awards.

‘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, God, for not just winning. Thank you, God, for the trials and tribulations that you allow us to go through so we can appreciate these moments. So we can appreciate the joy that comes from winning.

‘Simone, you’re with me every day. I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.’

Last month, his brother Derrick Boseman opened up about the actor’s final days to The New York Times, as he said his brother told him, ‘Man, I’m in 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, let your will be done.” And the next day he passed away.’

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