Chadwick Boseman was better known for keeping the events and happenings in his life low key, and he used to keep mum about his personal life and family. The Black Panther actor, who recently died of colon cancer, got married to Taylor Simone Ledward, his long-time girlfriend, months before his demise. The family of the actor released the statement that the 43-year-old actor was married before he passed away on August 28, Friday. He was battling from colon cancer for the past four years.
The statement from his family also said that the actor passed away in his home with his family and wife by his side. Also, the Boseman family thanked all the fans of the actor for their love and prayers and asked them to respect their privacy during this hard time.
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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Photo Credit: @samjonespictures
Chadwick Boseman Married his Girlfriend months before his Demise.
The ’42’ actor was in a relationship with the singer Taylor Simone Ledward, and he got engaged to Taylor in October 2019. The couple got married secretly months before the actor died as per the reports. The couple was spotted in 2015 for the first time, and it was one year before Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with the deadly disease. Since 2015, the couple was spotted and photographed together multiple times at different events in Hollywood.
The actor acknowledged his relationship with Taylor in public for the first time at the NAACP Image Awards in the year 2019 in his acceptance speech. He said, “Simone, you are with me every day. I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.”
“He was a pure fighter”
His family referred him as a true fighter, as Chadwick never let it out on his work and social life, he preserved through it all. He brought us many movies while going through countless chemotherapy sessions and surgeries as he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. Throughout his battle with the deadly disease, his cancer progressed to Stage IV. They also added that it was the honour of the career of the actor to bring T’Challa, the king of Wakanda to life in Black Panther.
His family mentioned the movies he worked in a while fighting the battle for his life. Be it, Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Black Bottom, and there were several other movies through which he preserved it. Chadwick Boseman will always be missed by his fans for the gem kind of person he was, for his fabulous acting skills, for his skilful fighting scenes in the movies associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No one can could have portrayed the role of the king of Wakanda, T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther better than him.