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Chadwick Boseman's uncle Tony Boseman was found alive but severely dehydrated after his family reported him missing on Sunday.

The family confirmed the 77-year-old uncle of the late actor was found safe on Tuesday, September 6.

Tony Boseman, who suffers from dementia, was last seen in the Boseman Road area at around 3:30 P.M. on Sunday.

People with dementia who wander away from home can forget to eat or drink. Mild dehydration sets in when the human body loses just 2% of water.

"He's gone missing before. So basically the last time anyone saw him was on Boseman Road on Sunday afternoon around 3:30," said Shale Remien, Public Information Officer for the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. "He was there one minute and essentially gone the next."

She continued: "We found him about a half a mile away from his house, but it was a very wooded concealed, rural, rough terrain, and essentially, he was in a wooded ditch. Obviously very dehydrated. A little bit out of it."

Remien said the sheriff's office used two helicopters in their search for Mr. Boseman.

"When you have that many resources on the ground and up in the air, and you're watching a family out of the corner of your eye praying, you are praying too for this kind of result, and we got it today. We are beyond thankful he's okay."

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Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer on August 28, 2020 at age 43. He was best known for his role as Marvel Comics superhero T'challa in the movie Black Panther in 2018.

His many accolades include a posthumous Primetime Emmy Award, and he was posthumously nominated for an Academy Award.

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Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer on August 28, 2020 at age 43, leaving a net worth of $12 million. But with no will to allocate the funds, the sharks began circling in the water.

2 years later, lawyers and tax collectors cleaned out Boseman's estate, leaving Boseman's widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, and his mother just $800,000 to split between them.

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Boseman's family requested an audit of his estate. Radar Online obtained the final accounting report, filed by Ledward, showing his estate earned just $230,000 in movie residuals since his death.

Ledward was in charge of handling Boseman's financial affairs after his death. She reportedly paid over $8 million on "bills," reducing his estate's net worth to $2.3 million.

Lawyers and tax collectors helped themselves to $1.5 million, leaving just $800,000 cash for Ledward to split with Boseman's family.

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Boseman didn't leave behind a will before he died. He married Ledward months before his death.

In the final accounting documents, Ledward asked to be reimbursed for funeral costs including $9,500 for the venue, $10,000 for the funeral service, and $1,275 for flowers.

Boseman kept his cancer diagnosis a secret from his fans for four years. He rose to superstardom for his role as the superhero Black Panther.

His stellar acting earned him praise, awards and accolades.

His final film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - released after his death - earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

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Marvel Studios announced its upcoming movie release scheduled for the next 2 years. Included in the list was the official title treatments for many of its upcoming releases, such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8, 2022), Black Widow (July 9, 2021), Ms. Marvel (Fall 2021), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (Dec. 17, 2021).

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Marvel fans were excited about Black Panther's official title treatment. The new Black Panther, currently filming on location in Atlanta, will be a tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman who died from colon cancer last August at age 43.

Fans wonder how Marvel will explain Wakanda's king dying from cancer with all of the fictional country's advanced technology.

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One Reddit user wrote: "I wonder if they'll outright just be like 'it was a rare cancer. even with all of our technology we could not cure cancer.'"

Another user wrote:

"Yea. Because I don't see anyone killing T'challa. He must either go voluntarily back to the D'jalia (ancestral plain) or he has to have an ailment from the snap and the heart shaped herb. No one should kill him. After all he told his father that he had to make things right before he joined him in the Djalia."

Question: How do you think Marvel will explain T'Challa's disappearance?

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Denzel Washington urged late star Chadwick Boseman to hurry up and marry his wife, Taylor Simone, before someone else did.

In a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the Oscar winner opened up about working with Chadwick on his final film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and recalled offering the young star a little relationship advice.

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Chadwick and Taylor were only dating when the Black Panther star was shooting the Netflix movie. Denzel, who co-produced the film, saw something beautiful between the couple and suggested Boseman should act upon it.

"They weren't even married yet, and I used to watch how she took care of him, and I actually said to him, 'Man, you know, you need to put a ring on that finger', cause she kept her eye on him and she watched him," Washington explained.

"I'm like, 'Man, she loves that guy'. But I didn't know what we know now."

Boseman lost his secret battle with cancer in August at age 43, and Washington, 65, reveals no one on the Ma Rainey's Black Bottom set even knew he was sick.


"Credit to him; he kept it to himself. It was nobody's business. He was there to deliver and he delivered," adds Denzel, who is pictured with his wife of 37 years, Pauletta at the Oscars in 2003.

Chadwick and Taylor were married in a private ceremony earlier in the year and many people didn't know he was married until after his death.

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Chadwick Boseman's widow, Simone Ledward, field a probate case to be named administrator over his estate.

The 'Black Panther' star died in August following a long battle with colon cancer.

Ledward filed a probate case in Los Angeles County Thursday, which shows Boseman's estate is valued at $938,500.

According to the court filing obtained by PEOPLE, Boseman died "intestate," meaning he did not leave a will.

Boseman's parents, Leroy and Carolyn Boseman, are also listed on the petition.

Boseman and Ledward got engaged in October 2019, and made their final public appearance as a couple in February at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.

An unfounded rumor claimed Ledward was pregnant with Boseman's baby.

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Lupita Nyong'o paid tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman days after she and fellow 'Black Panther' co-stars attended his memorial.

Boseman, 43, died of stage 4 colon cancer late last month.

He received cancer treatment while filming Black Panther. Boseman's mother said he concealed his cancer diagnosis from friends and fans because he didn't want anyone fussing over him.

Nyong'o, 37, said Boseman's passing has been a "gut punch every morning."

The '12 Years a Slave' Oscar winner said Boseman's "immortal energy" will never die.

"I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess an immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be—here! That seem ageless," she wrote on social media. "Chadwick was one of those people."

Nyong'o said Boseman had a "profound effect" on her and his "higher frequency" resonated on the set of the Marvel film.

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"I remember being struck by his quiet, powerful presence. He had no airs about him, but there was a higher frequency that he seemed to operate from."

She concluded by asking others not to waste time and to cherish every moment on earth.

"Chadwick's death is something that I can neither take in nor take in my stride right now," she wrote. “Perhaps with time. I'm going to take my time and in his honor, I promise not to waste my time. I hope you will do the same."

Early warning signs of colon cancer include:

  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Constipation
  • Feeling of incomplete bowel movement
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Low-grade fever (under 101.5)
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Blood in stool
  • Pencil thin stools

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    Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards was dedicated to Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    The awards show, hosted by singer/actress Keke Palmer, was filmed at several outdoor locations in New York City, without a live audience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Lady Gaga walked away with the most trophies (5), while South Korean pop group BTS and Ariana Grande won four each. The Weeknd won video of the Year.

    The following are the top 5 moments of the night.

    1. Keke Palmer, first Black female host of the VMAs

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    Keke Palmer won praise for her hosting duties as the first ever Black woman to host the VMAs. The 27-year-old Virgo dedicated the night to the late actor Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter Marxist organization.

    Boseman, 43, died of colon cancer after a 4-year battle.

    "Before we get to the music tonight, we need take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion was a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered. We dedicated tonight's show to a man whose spirit touched so many," Palmer said:

    "He's a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever."


    "As rough as it's been, there have been incredible moments of inspiration that have given my generation hope," she said in her opening remarks. "We've seen heroes going above and beyond... And with the Black Lives Matter movement, we've seen our generation step up, take to the streets, and make sure our voices will be heard. Enough is enough!"

    2. Lady Gaga Wins 5 Awards

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    Lady Gaga made her first appearance on VMAs in 15 years. She took home the first MTV Tricon Award - honoring her work in music, acting and fashion.

    3. Chloe x Halle's Performance of "Ungodly Hour"

    Beyonce's proteges Chloe x Halle upstaged the other performers even though they were relegated to the VMA pre-show. Their stirring performance of "Ungodly Hour" still has social media buzzing.


    4. Rapper DaBaby Protests Police Violence

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    DaBaby's performance of his hit "Blind" included references to the ongoing BLM protests in America. The rapper performed while handcuffed in the back of a police car.

    5. Taylor Swift Makes History

    Pop star Taylor Swift made VMA history as the first solo female artist to win best directing for her music video "The Man." She was the second female ever to win the best director trophy, following director Melina Matsoukas who won for "Formation" by Beyonce in 2016.

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    Black Twitter roasted transracial activist Shaun King for trying to profit off the death of actor Chadwick Boseman.

    Boseman died Friday after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

    In an email to his subscribers, King wrote: "I hope that you are hanging in there. Yesterday I sent an email checking in on everybody - and just a few hours later we learned of the death of Chadwick Boseman. Life is so very fragile. Tomorrow is not promised."

    King then asked his subscribers to purchase his book -- while denying he is selling his book for profit or personal gain.

    He wrote: "I hate to even have to say this - but when I write an email like this, it's not for profit, or personal gain. I don't make a dime off of selling books. I was paid a year ago. I write the emails to help get us on the same page."

    Black Twitter was enraged that King would stoop that low to use the beloved actor's death for profit.

    "Crooker T. Washington is at it again. This time fundraising off Chadwick Boseman’s death," tweeted user @notcapnamerica.

    @franklinleonard wrote: "Do not give @shaunking your money, your time, or your respect."

    And @VeryWhiteGuy tweeted: "Shaun King is using Chadwicks death to sell books, he claims don’t make him any money. I'm so tired of SK profiting off of Black death."

    King, a Caucasian man who insists he is African American, was once celebrated as a social justice activist and ally to the Black community.

    But he was exposed as a fraud when a family member revealed both of his parents are white.

    As a result, King's fundraisers have come up short of their goals, forcing the activist to scramble to find new ways to support his family's lavish lifestyle.

    Black Twitter had a field day adding to the growing list of Shaun King nicknames on Saturday. Our personal favorites are "W.E.B. Defraud" and "Thurgood Partial."

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    Chadwick Boseman has passed away following a 4-year battle with cancer, his team announced on social media.

    Boseman, 43, died at his home surrounding by family, PEOPLE reports.

    "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," the Instagram post read. "Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV."

    "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy."

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    The actor was best known for his portrayal of a Black superhero in Marvel Studio's Black Panther (2018).

    Boseman is also known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in "42", James Brown in "Get on Up" and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall."


    Boseman was last seen in public entering a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. in July. He was accompanied by his fiancée, Taylor Simone.

    He was hospitalized weeks after fans expressed concern over his skeletal appearance. His drastic weight loss was explained away as weight loss for a movie role.

    In 2018, Boseman became emotional when discussing his visit with two young fans who died of cancer before Black Panther was released.

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    "Throughout our filming, I was communicating with them, knowing they were both terminal. What they and their parents said to me was, they were trying to hold on 'til this movie comes," he said during an EW SiriusXM Town Hall.

    "To a certain degree it's a humbling experience because you're like, this can't mean that much to them," he said. "But seeing how the world has taken this on, I realize they anticipated something great. Thinking back now to when I was a kid, waiting for Christmas to come, waiting for my birthday to come, waiting for a toy I was gonna get a chance to experience, or a video game, I did live life waiting for those moments. It put me back in the mind of being a kid and feeling those two boys' anticipation of this movie."

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    Actor Chadwick Boseman was rushed to a local hospital in Santa Monica on Friday.

    In paparazzi photos obtained by, the Black Panther star was dropped off at the emergency room by his fiancée, Taylor Simone at Santa Monica Medical Center.

    The 42-year-old actor appeared frail and weak -- to weak to walk into the ER under his own power

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    Boseman, 43, was hospitalized weeks after fans expressed concern over his skeletal appearance. His drastic weight loss was explained away as weight loss for a movie role.

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    The news comes 2 days after comedian DL Hughley collapsed onstage during a comedy routine in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Hughley, 57, took to social media to explain he was diagnosed with COVID-19 but he was asymptomatic. Hughley postponed his tour to quarantine at his home for 14 days.

    California is experiencing an all-time high in coronavirus cases following much-publicized public gatherings and protests in that state.

    On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom reported a spike of 4,515 new cases -- a record for most new cases of coronavirus in a single day.

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    Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira appeared to be overwhelmed by the crush of paparazzi at Good Morning America and the Build Series Event promoting their new movie Black Panther in New York City on Monday. The movie comes out on Friday.

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    Lupita Nyong'o posted this photo of her Black Panther cast mates on an international first class flight. The pajama clad cast is busy promoting Black Panther which is inspiring African pride in many American blacks.

    Pictured are actors Chadwick Boseman (far right), Lupita (2nd from right) and Michael B. Jordan (center).

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    Stan Lee was reportedly rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after falling ill at his L.A. home on Thursday, the NY Post's Page Six reports.

    Lee complained of shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) at Cedars-Sinai hospital, according to TMZ.

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