Chadwick Boseman, the late Hollywood actor, secretly married his long term girlfriend before his death.

The actor passed away at his home in Los Angeles after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Before his death, his wife was at his bedside alongside close family.

Page six reports that Boseman got engaged to Taylor Simone Ledward, in 2019. The two were pictured together at several events in 2019, and secretly got married 10 months before the actor's death.

The couple were reportedly planning to tie the knot this year. His wife, Ledward is a singer who graduated from California State Polytechnic University.

In March 2019, Chadwick spoke about their romance for the first time at the 50th NAACP Image Awards, saying: ‘Simone, you’re with me every day. I have to acknowledge you right now. Love you.’

To which she replied: ‘I love you’. He leaves behind his wife, no children and close family members.