Chadwick Boseman's Wife Files Probate Petition in Absence of a Will

Chadwick Boseman Taylor Simone Ledward
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Chadwick Boseman Taylor Simone Ledward

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman didn't have a will when he died in August after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to recently filed court records.

His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, on Thursday filed a petition for letters of administration in L.A. County Superior Court.

Boseman had no children, but according to the petition both of his parents are alive. Under California law, when a person dies intestate under such circumstances the spouse would inherit all community property and split the individual's separate property with the parents.

Letters of administration would give Ledward the authority to administer Boseman's estate, which according to the filing includes personal property valued at about $939,000.