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'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman's Estate Worth Over $3.5 Million

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By Liz Walters

The late Chadwick Boseman's estate is worth exactly $3,577,861.11, according to a recent appraisal.

In new legal documents obtained by The Blast, Taylor Simone Ledward, the "Black Panther" star's wife, filed a creditor's claim on her own behalf for reimbursements from Boseman's funeral costs. She also filed an inventory and appraisal of her late husband's estate, which stated it's worth down to the penny.

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As we reported, Chadwick 'died intestate,' meaning without a legal will, and his wife, Taylor, is the executor of his estate. It was initially worth $939,000, which included "personal property."

Several uncashed checks, including two from Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., were included in the recent inventory and appraisal, which means that his estate is worth way more than originally listed on official documents. Over $5,000 is listed as "separate property," and over $3.3 million is listed for his corporation, Chadwick Boseman, Inc.

The star's estate will address a petition for final distribution and a status report. The submitting of inventories, appraisals, and creditor's claims must be handled before an estate can be officially closed. The estate's original worth seemed surprisingly low, but it seems to make more sense now that the actor's real estate holdings and the vast amount of income he received from his blockbuster movies have been revealed.


Last week, the "Get on Up" star's wife submitted her own creditor's claim to her husband's estate, asking the court for reimbursement costs for Chadwick's funeral. Her claim has been approved for $71,613.74. Some of the costs include $1,275 for flowers and over $21,000 for funeral reception costs.

Boseman passed away last August, after being diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016. The late actor battled for four years after it progressed to stage IV. ⁣ The Instagram post that discussed his passing stated that he endured countless surgeries and chemotherapy while filming several films.


Chadwick's wife listed one interesting claim for her late husband's funeral costs. She spent $33,420 on mausoleum crypts at Forest Lawn Cemetary for Chadwick, but also Chadwick's parents. His parents were listed as living relatives in the original probate filing, and now they can be laid to rest next to their late son when the time comes.

Boseman is among a small group of actors who have been nominated for an Academy Award after they have passed away. He recently won a posthumous Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a motion picture drama for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

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