For the Boseman family, still reeling from the death of actor Chadwick, good news is a welcome thing as his older brother Kevin, a dancer and choreographer, has recently announced that he is celebrating two years of being in remission from cancer according to theGrio.
On October 14, Kevin shared in an Instagram story that he was celebrating a second anniversary of being cancer-free. Earlier this year, on August 28, Kevin’s younger brother, the Black Panther‘s star, passed away. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it for four years as it progressed to stage IV. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
Boseman had revealed that he was originally diagnosed with cancer back in 2018 and had to undergo four rounds of chemotherapy. He stated that he initially shared the diagnosis with only a select few people because of “boundaries.”
“I wanted to share because while it’s been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so many of us, this is good news. Something to smile about. Something to shout about,” Boseman said in the Instagram story he posted.
“I hope you’re smiling and shouting with me,” he added. “Cancer is something most of us have no control over. We can only control our responses to it, which includes being proactive about our healthcare both physically and mental.
“Tomorrow is not promised and early detection saves lives. Health is wealth. True wealth.”
Chadwick Boseman’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, had filed a petition for probate in Los Angeles. The actor, who was 43 when he lost his battle to colon cancer, died “intestate”—meaning he died without having a will.
Ledward, who quietly got married to Boseman amid his secret cancer battle, requested to be made an administrator of his estate. According to the documents that were filed, the estimated value of the assets subject to probate in Boseman’s estate is approximately $938,500. She is asking the court to name her administrator of the estate with “limited authority.”