CHADWICK Boseman married his girlfriend Taylor Simone Ledward in secret before his tragic death.
The 43-year-old actor proposed in October 2019 after four years together.
He famously kept their relationship extremely private, but in the statement from his family announcing his death, 29-year-old Taylor was described as his wife.
“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the statement read.
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”
Taylor was last pictured with Chadwick at the 69th NBA All-Star Game in Chicago in February.
She is a singer who graduated from California State Polytechnic University Pomona in 2014 with a degree in Music Industry Studies.
A year later she was first seen with her future husband Chadwick at Los Angeles International Airport.
They made their red carpet debut as a couple at the SAG Awards in January 2019.
She was by his side throughout the awards season while he promoted hit film Black Panther.
It has since been revealed he was secretly battling colon cancer.
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Chadwick was first been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 – two years before the release of his Marvel blockbuster.
The actor’s Marvel co-stars have been left devastated by his untimely death.
This morning they shared emotional tributes to the 43-year-old, describing him as an “immense talent” who “brightened days” and “radiated power and peace”.