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Chadwick Boseman's Widow Simone Accepts His Posthumous Gotham Award with Tearful Speech

Chadwick Boseman was awarded a special posthumous Tribute Prize at the 2021 Gotham Awards and his widow Taylor Simone Ledward was on hand to accept the award.

Simone gave a touching and tearful speech in which she honored her late husband, who died last year at the age of 43 following a battle with colon cancer.

“He is the most honest person I’d ever met,” Simone said. “He actively searched for it, in himself, those around him and the moment. The truth can be a very easy thing for the self to avoid. But if one does not live in truth, then it’s impossible to live life.”

“So it became how he lived his life, day in and day out,” she continued. “Imperfect but determined. He was blessed to live many lives within his concentrated one. He developed his understanding of what it meant to be the one, the none and the all. ‘A vessel to be poured into and out of,’ he’d said.”

Simone added, “He harnessed the power of letting go, and letting God’s love shine through. He realized that when one is able to recognize that when their strength does not come from themself, they rarely mess up. That’s what he was doing when he was acting. Modeling for us a path to true fulfillment. May we not let his conviction be in vain. May our spirits be fertile soil for God’s wisdom to fall upon. So thank you. Praise God.”

While wrapping up the speech, she said, “Chad, thank you. I love you. I am so proud of you. Keep shining your light on us. Thank you.”

Chadwick is expected to get an Oscar nomination for his work in the Netflix movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Denzel Washington Told Chadwick Boseman To 'Put a Ring On' Taylor Simone Ledward's Finger

Denzel Washington is opening up about one of the more important lessons he passed on to the late Chadwick Boseman before his passing this year.

In a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Denzel, 65, opened up about working with Chadwick on his final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and recalled telling Chadwick to marry Taylor Simone Ledward before someone else did.

While filming the movie, Chadwick and Taylor were only dating, but Denzel noted how well she was caring for Chadwick on the set.

“It’s fascinating that nobody knew,” Denzel shared about Chadwick‘s private battle with colon cancer. “Well, credit to him; he kept it to himself. It was nobody’s business. He was there to deliver and he delivered.”

He went on, saying that “Certain members of his team knew. His wife was there. They weren’t even married yet, and I used to watch how she took care of him, and I actually said to him, I said, ‘Man, you know, you need to put a ring on that finger,’ cause she kept her eye on him and she watched him.”

Denzel adds, “And I’m like, ‘Man, she loves that guy.’ You know, but I didn’t know what we know now.”

Chadwick and Taylor were married in a private ceremony earlier in the year and not a lot of people knew he was married until news of his passing shocked fans.

If you didn’t know, Denzel actually paid for Chadwick to attend acting school.

It was just recently reported that Taylor is still entitled to Chadwick‘s estate, despite not being in his will at the time of his death. Get the details here…

Chadwick Boseman Died Without a Will, But His Wife Will Still Be Protected

It has been almost two months since the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman and now we have learned that he didn’t have a will when he passed away.

Taylor Simone Ledward has filed a petition to be made the administrator of Chadwick‘s estate and the documents she filed noted that he died “intestate,” which means he didn’t have a will.

Chadwick‘s estate is shown to have an estimated value of $938,500, according to People. It has been noted that the majority of his assets are likely being held in separate private trusts.

TMZ has reported that Ledward is protected, despite there being no will, as she was Chadwick‘s wife at the time of his death. When a person dies without a will and without children, the surviving spouse inherits all of the assets.

The documents note that Chadwick is also survived by his two parents.

Chadwick Boseman's Wife Taylor Simone Ledward Has a Message for All of Us: Vote!

Taylor Simone Ledward is sharing a message with fans: Vote!

Taylor, who was married to Chadwick Boseman, stepped out wearing a “Register Show Up Vote” shirt on Thursday afternoon (September 24) in Glendale, Calif.

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Taylor stayed safe in a face mask as she attended a K9 Class with her cute dog, before continuing on with her day.

Thursday’s outing marks one of the first times Taylor has been spotted out in public since Chadwick‘s death. The Black Panther actor passed away on August 28th after a battle with colon cancer. He was on 43.

It was recently revealed that Chadwick and Taylor quietly got married before his passing.

Earlier this month, Chadwick was laid to rest near his hometown in South Carolina.

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Chadwick Boseman's Wife Taylor Simone Ledward & 'Black Panther' Co-Stars Attend Private Memorial

Chadwick Boseman’s loved ones are remembering the late actor.

The Black Panther star, who sadly passed away after a long private battle with cancer on August 28, was honored with a private memorial in Malibu, Calif., via The Sun.

The memorial was attended by Chadwick‘s wife Taylor Simone Ledward, friends and co-stars, including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke.

Photographs from the memorial service, which overlooked the ocean, show that there was a hang drum musical performance, and an image of the late actor was on display on a table next to a floral arrangement.

Chadwick Boseman‘s agent recently revealed why he kept his cancer diagnosis private. It was also revealed only a select few actually knew what Chadwick was going through.

Our thoughts are with Chadwick‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

Who is Chadwick Boseman's Wife Taylor Simone Ledward? Learn More About His Longtime Love

Chadwick Boseman passed away this week following a four-year battle with colon cancer and it was confirmed that he married longtime love Taylor Simone Ledward before he passed away.

The couple didn’t make their first public appearance until January 2019, but they were first spotted together by paparazzi back in 2015 while at LAX Airport in Los Angeles.

Chadwick and Simone have remained very private with their relationship over the years, though it was rumored that they got engaged back in October 2019 after she was spotted wearing a gorgeous ring on that special finger. It’s unclear when the couple got married.

The last time that the couple was spotted together in public was when they sat in courtside seats at the NBA All-Star Game six months ago.

Simone is a singer who graduated with a degree in Music Industry Studies from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 2014. Her professional music pages are no longer active on social media, though she has one YouTube video active that you can see below. Some reports say that she once auditioned to be on The X Factor.

One of the only times that Chadwick publicly commented on his relationship was when he thanked her at the NAACP Image Awards last year. He said, “Simone, you’re with me every day. I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.”

Taylor doesn’t have a public Instagram page, though she does have a private one. The quote in the bio says, “to thine own self be true,” which is a quote from the play Hamlet.

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Chadwick Boseman Married Wife Taylor Simone Ledward Before He Passed Away

Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43 and in the statement released by his team, it was confirmed that his “wife and family [were] by his side” when he passed away.

While we knew that the Black Panther actor had been dating Taylor Simone Ledward for years, it was never reported that they got married.

Some reports claimed that the couple got engaged last year, but the rumors were never confirmed.

Chadwick and Taylor, a singer, made their red carpet debut as a couple at the SAG Awards in January 2019 and she joined him throughout awards season while he promoted Black Panther.

The couple’s final public appearance was in February 2020, when they sat in courtside seats at the NBA All-Star Game. You can see those photos in our gallery right here.

We continue to send our thoughts and condolences to Chadwick‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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