Chadwick Boseman Married Longtime Girlfriend Taylor Simone Ledward Ahead Of His Passing
As the world still reels from the shocking death of award-winning actor Chadwick Boseman, new reports have claimed that he got married while receiving chemotherapy treatments as he battled colon cancer.
He reportedly proposed to Taylor Simone Ledward in October 2019, during his four-year battle with the condition. They are said to have gotten married in a private ceremony before his cancer unfortunately progressed. She was reportedly by his side when he passed away at his home in Los Angeles.
The two were dating for roughly a year when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. He shared a special message for her while accepting the Outstanding Actor award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards last year. He said:
“Simone, you’re with me every day. I have to acknowledge you… I love you.”
A statement on his Instagram page confirmed the news of his passing Friday night (Aug. 29th).
“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. “
Countless tributes for the late actor flooded social media Friday night (Aug. 29th).
From Jackie Robinson to James Brown, Chadwick Boseman portrayed several great legends throughout his career. One of his most notable roles was for Marvel’s The Black Panther, which grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, making it the ninth highest grossing film of all time, and third highest in the U.S.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chadwick Boseman’s family and loved ones.