Who are Chadwick Boseman's parents? Late actor's $2.3M estate finally evenly split between parents and wife
Almost two years after this tragic passing, 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman's wife and parents will evenly split his $2.3M estate after the actor died without leaving a will. Per reports, Taylor Simone Ledward is in charge of the estate and asked the court to distribute the funds between her and his parents — Leroy and Carolyn Boseman equally.
A singer, Taylor graduated from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Music Industry Studies and was reportedly the lead singer of the school's jazz band. As per reports, paparazzi spotted the couple in 2015 at the Los Angeles International Airport and then again walked hand-in-hand in June 2017 outside the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' studio. According to Oprah Magazine, she accompanied him for a ‘Black Panther’ after-party in New York in February 2018 and the two were again captured at the NBA All-Star game along with Boseman's co-star, Michael B Jordan.
Who are Chadwick Boseman's parents?
Born on November 29, 1976, Boseman was raised in Anderson, South Carolina, to African American parents, Carolyn — who was a nurse — and Leroy Boseman — who was a textile factory businessman. His ancestral roots are traced to Krio people from Sierra Leone, Yoruba people from Nigeria, and Limba people from Sierra Leone. They have seldom been in the spotlight and made rare appearances even after the 43-year-old's death. Boseman was particularly close to his mother and likened her to Angela Bassett's character Ramonda from 'Black Panther'.
Per a Stylecaster feature, Boseman's father Leroy was a man who his star son was proud of. “Whenever I work a particularly hard week, I think of him,” he had said. Boseman’s told Heat in 2019 about the career-defining moment that made his dad immensely proud of his son. “I think the first time and probably the most meaningful time he did that was after he saw Get on Up,” Boseman said. “He was standing beside me, and he actually just came out and said, ‘Hey, I’m proud of you.’ So that would probably be the one that starts to bring a little bit of a tear to my eye.” The late actor also has two brothers, Kevin and Derrick.