Althea Gibson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 25, 1927

Death Date

September 28, 2003

Age of Death

76 years


Tennis Player

The tennis player Althea Gibson died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Late tennis star who became the first African American woman to win Wimbledon in 1957.

She got married to Sydney Llewellyn in 1983, after ending an 11-year marriage with William Darben in 1976.



“Being champion is all well and good, but you can’t eat a crown.” (Althea Gibson)


“Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.” (Althea Gibson)


“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” (Althea Gibson)


“I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it’s half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.” (Althea Gibson)


“Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don’t really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.” (Althea Gibson)