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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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DMX left an estate worth less than $50,000 when he died on April 9. He did not have a will or life insurance.

The rapper's 15 children will share whatever is left over from his estate after the lawyers and creditors take their cut.

The hip-hop star's platinum records sold more than 74 million copies, but his estate will likely be worth less than $50,000, according to court papers.

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DMX, real name Earl Simmons, didn't leave behind enough money to care for his 15 children -- some of whom are still minors.

The first challenges to DMX's estate came from DMX's adult daughters Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden, and his sons Xavier, Tacoma and Sean Simmons.

The women estimate DMX's estate is worth $50,000, while his sons put the value of the estate at less than $1 million.

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Both groups of children are seeking to become administrators of their late father's estate, the NY Daily News reports.

A source familiar with the estate told the News that the estate's value could increase dramatically in the coming years thanks to the popularity of his catalog, with rap classics like "Party Up (In Here)," "Slippin'" and "Get At Me Dog."

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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.