Arthur Ashe’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 10, 1943

Death Date

Feb 6, 1993

Age of Death

49 years

Cause of Death

Pneumonia

Place of Death

Feb 6, 1993

Profession

Tennis Player

The tennis player Arthur Ashe died at the age of 49. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Tennis star who was the first African-American member of the Davis Cup tennis team. He won three Grand Slams during his career: the 1968 US Open, the 1970 Australian Open, and the 1975 Wimbledon tournament. He contracted HIV from a blood transfusion and passed away from AIDS in 1993. 

He married Jeanne Moutoussamy in February of 1977. The couple adopted a daughter, Camera, in 1986. 

Quotes

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“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” (Arthur Ashe)

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“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” (Arthur Ashe)

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“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” (Arthur Ashe)

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“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” (Arthur Ashe)

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“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” (Arthur Ashe)