William Lombardy

William Lombardy's Death

Born (Birthday) December 4, 1937

Death Date October 13, 2017

Age of Death 79 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Martinez, California, United States

Profession Chess Player

The chess player William Lombardy died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American chess Grandmaster and former Catholic priest who had one of the most successful careers in modern American chess.

He burst onto the chess scene by winning the 1956 Canadian Open Chess Championship at the age of 18.

He was first board for the U.S. Team that won the 1960 World Student Team Championship.

Personal Life

He was one of Bobby Fischer’s earliest and most influential coaches, and considered him for a time to be like family.

He was one of Bobby Fischer’s greatest coaches.

How did William Lombardy die?

Lombardy accepted the offer but soon thereafter he left New York to live with a friend, Ralph Palmieri, in Martinez, California. He died of a suspected heart attack at Palmieri’s home on October 13, 2017.