Chadwick Boseman’s widow reflects on loving him and losing him



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Simone Ledward Boseman opens up about the death of her husband Chadwick Boseman in a new interview with Whoopi Goldberg.

The “Black Panther” star died in 2020 at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer.

“It was the hardest two years I’ve ever had in my life,” Ledward Boseman said of how she’s processing the loss of her late husband.

She described how grateful she was to be by his side, saying she couldn’t “believe I was so lucky”.

“I can’t believe I was able to love this person and I got him to love me too,” she told Goldberg.

The host of “The View” asked Ledward Boseman if there had been any fear before his death because of the news that Boseman might have been ill.

“It was Covid when things really started to take off and that meant everyone was in their homes,” Ledward Boseman said. “And there was no pressure for anyone to go outside. It seemed like “it’s a crazy coincidence that we’re actually in, we get to be here with the family… together.”

Things have ebbed and flowed since her husband’s death.

“Some days I’m doing worse than I’m really willing to admit and other days I’m doing better than I’m comfortable admitting,” she said. “Grief really, moves.”

Ledward Boseman spoke about keeping her husband’s legacy alive through a scholarship program at her beloved alma mater, Howard University in Washington, DC, which renamed its fine arts program after him.

“Let’s pick up that mantle and take it to as many voices as we can,” he said.

The full interview will air Friday as part of “20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda.”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” hits theaters Nov. 11.

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