Bobby Fischer’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 9, 1943

Death Date

January 17, 2008

Age of Death

64 years

Cause of Death

Kidney Failure


Chess Player

The chess player Bobby Fischer died at the age of 64. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all time who, starting at age 14, played in and won eight US Chess Championships. He infamously disappeared from the spotlight only several years after winning the infamous Cold War confrontation against Boris Spassky from the USSR in 1972.

He became engaged to fellow chess grandmaster Miyoko Watai in August of 2004. They married that same year and remained married until his death.



“Ultimately the white man should leave the United States and the black people should go back to Africa.” (Bobby Fischer)


“Nothing is so healing as the human touch.” (Bobby Fischer)


“There are too many Jews in chess. They seem to have taken away the class of the game. They don’t seem to dress so nicely. That’s what I don’t like.” (Bobby Fischer)


“I am boring. I am boring!” (Bobby Fischer)


“Now my only income is a few royalty cheques from my books.” (Bobby Fischer)