Chadwick Boseman scores Emmy win two years after tragic death

Los Angeles, California - All of Hollywood was in shock when Chadwick Boseman died unexpectedly two years ago, and now the actor has been posthumously honored with a Creative Arts Emmy.

Taylor Simone Leonard Boseman (l) was all smiles in the press room at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
Taylor Simone Leonard Boseman (l) was all smiles in the press room at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.  © Collage: Amy Sussman / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP / Valerie MACON / AFP

The star of the 2018 film Black Panther was posthumously awarded the Creative Arts Emmy on Saturday night, per Variety.

Boseman received the award for his voice in the Marvel cartoon series, titled What If...?, and his widow Taylor Simone Leonard Boseman (32) gratefully accepted the award:

"Chad would be very honored and I'm honored on his behalf." The singer and the actor began dating in 2015, and four years later rumors surfaced that they were engaged.

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However, the fact that the couple was married only became known after Boseman's family announced that the actor had died.

Boseman battled colon cancer for four years, which was something else the public didn't know about.

In four separate sessions shortly before his death, Boseman recorded the lines for Marvel's What If...?

"In retrospect, it's very moving," Marvel chief Kevin Feige previously told Emmy magazine.

"I had to think about everything that was going on in the world and was so in awe of his commitment and dedication, and that one of the last things he would work on was something that was so important to him and to the world," Simone Boseman said as she accepted the award.

Boseman died at the end of August 2020. In addition to his acclaimed portrayal of King T'Challa in Black Panther, the actor also received praise for his respective roles in Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Cover photo: Collage: Amy Sussman / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP / Valerie MACON / AFP

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