Emory Tate wikipedia - What was his cause of death?

Emory Tate wikipedia - What was his cause of death?

Emory Tate was popular for his chess tournaments and married an English woman Eileen with whom he had three children. His strategic thinking and exceptional skill set him apart from other players. His victories over Grandmasters established his reputation as a true chess prodigy.


His mates described him as a trailblazing chess player and earned a reputation as a creative and dangerous tactician on the U.S. chess circuit.

In his career, he won about 80 tournament games against grandmasters. But what happened to Emory Tate and whit is his cause of death?

Emory Tate's biography

American chess grandmaster, Emory Tate was  most remembered as the late father of modern day cultural icons Andrew Tate and Tristan Tate. For the six times, he won the Indiana state championship six times in, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

He was also a prominent member of the African-American community and one of the best chess players in the United States.

Emory Tate passed away in 2015 during a chess competition. He was a formidable opponent, although he was never recognized as a grandmaster in the game. He was ‘Extraterrestrial’ because we thought his play was out of this world."

Where is Emory Tate's family reside?

Emory Tate was buried at New Union Grove Church Cemetery in Blues Old Stand. Currently, his family resides in Bullock County, Alabama, United States.

Emory Tate profile

Personal Information
Full Name Emory Andrew Tate II
Famous As Chess International Master
Ethnicity Mixed
Date of Birth December 27, 1958
Age 56 years old (Died)
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Death DateOctober 17, 2015
MotherEmma Cox Tate
FatherEmory Andrew Tate, Sr
SchoolConcord High School
UniversityNorthwestern University
Martial StatusDivorced
Personal Life
Wife Eileen Tate
​(m. 1985; div. 1997)
ChildrenAndrew Tate,
Tristan Tate,
Janine Tate
Martial Status? Unmarried
Money Factor
Net Worth$5 million - $8 million

Emory Tate personal life

Emory Andrew Tate Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on December 27, 1958 (age 56 as of 2015). His father was Emory Andrew Tate Sr., and his mother was Emma Cox. He was the ninth of ten children.

At an early age, he picked up the skill of playing chess. They eventually settled in Elkhart, Indiana, after relocating from Addison, Illinois, near Chicago.

He went to the public Concord High School in Elkhart, from which he graduated in 1976. After that, he went to Indiana University to take part in the Spanish Honors Program.

Emory Tate death life

He died after suffering a heart attack during a tournament in Milpitas, California. Emory competed in a chess tournament in Milpitas, California, USA, on October 17, 2015.


Emory Tate wife

Emory Tate was a divorcee and had three children when he passed away. He was married with an English woman, Eileen Tate.

Andrew Tate was born to Emory and Eileen on December 1, 1986. On July 15, 1988, they had their second child, Tristan Tate. Couple's third child, Janine Tate was born in 1990.

Emory and Eileen Tate's marriage ended in divorce in 1997. After the divorce, he never married again and instead dedicated himself to his career as a chess player.

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