Chadwick Boseman died without a Will, what does that mean?

by WIlliametta Garnett

If you die without a will, it means you have died “intestate.” When this happens, the intestacy laws of the state where you reside will determine how your property is distributed upon your death. The law of intestate succession varies greatly depending on whether you were single, married, or had children.

In most cases, your property is distributed in split shares to your “heirs,” which could include your surviving spouse, parents, siblings, aunts and uncle, nieces, nephews, and distant relatives. Generally, when no relatives can be found, the entire estate goes to the state.

Chadwick Boseman’s widow, Taylor Ledward, filed a petition of administrator with limited authority of Chadwick’s estate. The estimated value of the star’s estate is listed in court documents as $938,500, according to the documents, the only other family members listed in the docs are his parents, Leroy and Caroyln Boseman.

The pair started dating before Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, and reportedly got engaged last year and quietly married before his death. When Boseman passed away, the statement indicated that he died at home with his wife and family by his side.

Many did not know about Boseman’s marriage to his wife Taylor Ledward, however, while accepting an award at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, Boseman gave Ledward a shout-out. “Simone, you’re with me every day,” he said “I have to acknowledge you right now, love you.”

Boseman was laid to rest with a beautiful private location in South Carolina where his parents reside.

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