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Chadwick Boseman's Widow Taylor Simone Ledward Fighting To Be Reimbursed $71,000 For Funeral Expenses After Judge Rejects Claim

Aug. 23 2021, Published 6:14 p.m. ET

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Chadwick Boseman’s widow was shut down by the court as she attempts to be paid back for funeral expenses.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, Taylor Simone Ledward is back in court demanding she is paid $71,000 from the estate.

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Back in April, Taylor filed her own claim in court asking to be reimbursed for expenses related to Boseman’s funeral.

Taylor asked to be paid $71,613.74 which included $9,500 for the venue, $8,500 for the funeral services including $2,631 for beverages, and $1,275 for flowers. She also spent $7,495 for a mausoleum crypt at McDougald Funeral Home in South Carolina.

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Recently, the court rejected the claim filed by Taylor claiming the request “must be supported by evidence of payment by the claimant.”

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The order read, “support for claim is unclear based upon the partial payments, transferred account, and documents provided.” The court said based upon the size and complexity of the claim they needed further documentation to prove it was paid.

In the newly filed documents, Taylor provided the court with receipts, check stubs, and financial documents showing how the money was spent. She even obtained declarations from Boseman’s close friends who paid for certain expenses and were reimbursed by Taylor.

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A hearing has been set for November where the judge will make his final decision.

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Recently, Boseman's parents Leroy and Carolyn filed documents in the case requesting to be notified of all matters in the estate. It's unclear if they have issues with how the estate is being managed.

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The actor died on August 28, 2020. Despite knowing he had terminal cancer, Boseman never got around to drafting a will. A couple of months before his death, Boseman walked down the aisle with his longtime girlfriend. The two had been dating since 2015.

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A couple of months after he passed, Taylor was appointed the executor of the estate in court. She was responsible for taking care of all creditor’s claims and making sure his finances were handled.

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