Chadwick Boseman has asked a judge to make her executor of the “Black Panther” star’s estate after he died without a will.
The 43-year-old actor passed away in August after losing his four-year battle with colon cancer. And according to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, he “died intestate” – without a will.
The revelation was made as Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward filed probate in the Los Angeles County Courts. The documents only listed three living relatives – Chadwick’s wife, mother, and father – and stated that his estate is worth $939,000, which includes $936,000 in “personal property.”
While the number seems surprisingly low, the amount may only account for his real estate holdings and not the income from his acting career. It may be that the money he made through starring in films such as “Black Panther” and “21 Bridges” is held in a trust and therefore doesn’t need to be included in the probate filing.
Chadwick and Taylor got engaged in October 2019 and married shortly afterward.
They made their red carpet debut at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards in January that year, with the actor paying tribute to his other half as he accepted the Best Film Ensemble prize for Black Panther, saying: “Simone, you’re with me every day. I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.”