Chadwick Boseman left no will, widow files for authority over estate

Chadwick Boseman left no will, widow files for authority over estate

- Chadwick Boseman's wife Simone Ledward has filed a petition to be named as a limited-authority administrator of his estate

- The petition would give Simone limited authority over Boseman's R15.5 million estate

- Simone got married to Boseman months before his demise; the two did not have any children and the actor is survived by his parents

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Late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's wife Simone Ledward has filed a petition to be named as a limited-authority administrator of his estate.

This comes after reports that the late Wakanda star left no will at the time of his death on Friday, August 28.

According to News Day, the petition was filed at a Los Angeles, US court for letters of administration which is also called a probate petition on Thursday, October 15.

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Chadwick Boseman's widow files for authority over his estate, actor left no will
Chadwick Boseman and Simone at a basketball event Photo: Getty Images
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The petition would give Simone limited authority over Boseman's $938 500 (R15.5 million) estate and it comes just two months after the actor's death. Simone got married to Boseman months before his demise due to complications from colon cancer.

The 43-year-old actor had properties and assets that are not included in this petition. A hearing is set to take place on November 19.

Chadwick Boseman's widow files for authority over his estate, actor left no will
Chadwick Boseman and Simone at a red carpet event. Photo: Rob Latour/REX
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Boseman and Simone, a singer, reportedly started dating way back in 2015 after they were photographed together and finally made their red carpet debut in January 2019.

Simone is reported to have shown off her engagement ring later last year while attending a basketball game but the two never confirmed they were married. A statement that was released by the family after Boseman's death appeared to confirm that Simone was actually his wife.

The two did not have any children and the actor is survived by his parents, Leroy and Carolyn Boseman.

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Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the actor was laid to rest on September 3. Residents of the town hosted a public memorial to celebrate his life a day after he was buried.

According to Yahoo, the star's death certificate listed the immediate cause of his death as multiple organ failure with the underlying cause being colon cancer.

In addition to the late actor's wife, several of Boseman's co-stars, including Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, attended the memorial.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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