Chadwick Boseman‘s wife and parents will split his $2.3 million fortune equally after he died without leaving a will.
According to a report published Friday by Shadow and Act, Chadwick Boseman’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, is in charge of his estate.
She has asked the court to divide Chadwick’s fortune equally among herself and Boseman’s parents, Leroy and Carolyn Boseman.
According to court documents, Chadwick Boseman’s estate was worth approximately $3,881,758.
According to the source, Boseman’s company Chadwick Boseman, Inc. also owed a $51,000 tax bill.
Another portion of the funds went to the probate case, in the form of a $900,000 bond.
After legal fees and taxes, the late actor’s estate is worth $2.3 million, which Ledward-Boseman has asked to be split with Leroy and Carolyn, leaving each with $1.15 million.
Ledward shed tears in memory of her late husband at the Gotham Awards in January 2021.
She was being honoured posthumously “in recognition not only of his profound work, but also of his impact on this industry and this world.”
While accepting the award on her partner’s behalf, Ledward stated, “he was able to give himself over fully in every moment, to be totally present in his own life and in the lives of people he became.”
“He was fortunate to live many lives within the confines of his concentrated one.”
He came to terms with what it meant to be the none, the one, and the all.
‘A vessel to pour into and out of,’ he explained.
He understood the power of letting go and allowing God’s love to shine.”
Aaron Boseman was an actor from the United States.
Chadwick Boseman’s has received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, four MTV Movie & TV Awards, and nominations for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award.
He began his career in theatre after studying directing at Howard University, winning a Drama League Directing Fellowship and an acting AUDELCO, as well as a Jeff Award nomination for his 2005 play Deep Azure.
In his first major role as a series regular on the NBC drama Persons Unknown (2010), he landed his breakthrough performance as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42 in 2013.
He continued to play historical figures, appearing in Get on Up (2014) as singer James Brown and Marshall as attorney Thurgood Marshall (2017).
From 2016 to 2019, Chadwick Boseman’s rose to international prominence as the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
He appeared in four MCU films, including the 2018 eponymous film, for which he received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
He was also named to the 2018 Time 100 for being the first black actor to star in an MCU film.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016.
He kept his illness private, continuing to act until his death from the illness in 2020.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his final film, was released posthumously the same year to critical acclaim, earning him an Academy Award
Best Actor nomination and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Boseman also received four nominations for his work in Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards, the most for a single performer at a single ceremony, winning Male Actor in a Leading Role for the latter.
Aaron Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, the son of African-American parents Carolyn (née Mattress) and Leroy Boseman.
His mother was a nurse, and his father managed an upholstery business and worked at a textile factory. Boseman trained in martial arts as a child and continued to do so as an adult. He wanted to be an architect since he was a child. DNA testing revealed that some of Boseman’s ancestors were Krio and Limba people from Sierra Leone, as well as Yoruba people from Nigeria.