It’s no longer news that the hugely talented actor who played the lead role in “Black Panther”, Chadwick Boseman, died of colon cancer on Friday at age 43.
What is news is that the actor secretly got engaged to his girlfriend, singer Taylor Simone Ledward in October 2019.
The two lovebirds were pictured together at several events in 2019.
Like his colon cancer diagnosis four years ago and his preference to be silent about his personal life, Chadwick preferred not to publicise this engagement.
Boseman and Ledward were believed to have gotten married in secret in the months before the actor’s death, Page according to Page Six.
Boseman’s family referred to him as a “true fighter.”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said. “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.”
The day of Boseman’s death coincided with the day that Major League Baseball commemorated legend Jackie Robinson. Boseman portrayed the baseball star in the 2013 film “42.”