The Black Panther star tragically passed away aged 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Happy couple Taylor Simone Ledward and Chadwick Boseman secretly married Credit: AP:Associated Press He famously kept their relationship extremely private, but in the statement from his family announcing his death, 29-year-old Taylor was described as his wife. The courage, the strength, the Power it takes to do that. Terms of Use | But his most memorable role was his 2018 performance as T'Challa, king of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda and the crime fighter known as Black Panther, in the first major studio superhero movie featuring a predominantly African-American cast. According to LinkedIn, she also worked for American eectronic music event promoter Insomniac Events. GettyLedward and Chadwick Boseman attend the “21 Bridges” New York Screening at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 19, 2019 in New York City. Cancer-sick Shannen Doherty: “confident and happy” actress no longer wants people to pray for her. He had been reported to be dating Ledward after the pair were spotted together on the red carpet at the 2019 SAG awards, but his marriage was not reported until his death. It was a long time coming and everyone is really happy.’. Wow what a fighter! The couple was last seen together in February at the 69th NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Boseman completed one last performance, in an adaptation of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. His wife was at his bedside alongside close family. Privacy Policy | He shrugged off doubters who tried to convince him not to give the superhero an African accent, saying: 'There was a time period where people would ask me questions about whether or not an audience could sit through a movie with a lead character that spoke with that accent. Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for further comment. It was a long time coming and everyone is really happy.” The post said that the couple was planning to wed in “early 2020.”. ⁣ ⁣ He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ ⁣ It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. Ledward's sister once commented on Instagram to say the couple 'embody true love'. Taylor's grandmother confirmed that the couple were 'very happy together' the following year, Chadwick and Taylor attend a basketball game at the Staples Center in October 2019 shortly after he is thought to have popepd the question while they were on a romantic holiday, Taylor and Chadwick pictured attending the Academy Awards ceremony together last year. Love you.”. At the time, she was photographed at Staples Center with a huge ring on that finger, where they watched the Lakers and Clippers compete. Boseman had not spoken about his diagnosis, but had sparked concerns over health earlier this year after fans took note of his unusually thin appearance. Taylor Simone Ledward Wiki – Biography. ', Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has died at age 43 after private four-year battle with colon cancer, his family said, His family confirmed his passing in a statement on social media on Friday, saying the actor had been diagnosed with stage III cancer in 2016 which later progressed to stage IV, Boseman's most memorable role was his 2018 performance as T'Challa, king of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda and the crime fighter known as Black Panther, in the first major studio superhero movie featuring a predominantly African-American cast.