Biography - A Short Wiki
The Golden Boy of tennis was in the Top Ten of the world’s amateur rankings for five straight years.
Enjoying success at home and in Europe, he won the Wimbledon singles event in 1956 and 57, the French Open in 1956, and the American doubles in 1956.
His boyishly handsome looks and strong physique made him a tennis icon and one of the first true stars in the sport.
How did Lew Hoad die?
Lew Hoad's death was caused by leukemia.
A genial host, Hoad ‘smoked and drank and yarned,’ with a broad Aussie accent. He was warm-hearted, easy-going, and well-liked. Survived by his wife, two daughters, and one son, he died at Fuengirola on 3 July 1994 of a heart attack, awaiting a bone marrow donor for leukaemia.
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
|Age of death||59 years|
|Birthday||November 23, 1934|
|Death date||July 3, 1994|
|Place of death||Fuengirola, Spain|
|Place of burial||N/A|