Angela Buxton Death – Dead : Angela Buxton Obituary : British tennis player has died.
Angela Buxton has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 17, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Saddened to hear of the passing of British tennis player Angela Buxton, friend and doubles partner of Althea Gibson. It was wonderful to spend time with her and hear her words about Althea at the unveiling of her statue @usopen last year.
Rest In Peace to a true champion. pic.twitter.com/y7YRoDBwie
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) August 17, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
RIP Angela Buxton.💙
Angela Buxton, a Jew, & Althea Gibson were Doubles Champions at both Wimbledon & the French in 1956. The two outsiders helped break down social & ethnic barriers in tennis as they bested the field at the highest levels of the game. https://t.co/gYQJT04WQQ
— ustasocal (@USTASoCal) August 17, 2020
My condolences to the family and friends of #AngelaBuxton after her passing 8/14/20 She was laid to rest today. Angela was a British tennis player who championed the friendship and support of #AltheaGibson when no one else would, in a racist era in our sport in the ‘50’s. #RIP 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/8GD8LRmahW
— Katrina Adams 🦋 (@katadams68) August 16, 2020
Finding a true friend feels like a gift that keeps on giving, even when they are thousands of miles away. Today, Althea Gibson doubles partner passed away. I’m glad she came to the US Open to honor her friend and I got to meet her.
RIP Angela Buxton pic.twitter.com/4p924z70NE
— Gabriel_The_Tennis_Kid (@GabrielTheTenn1) August 16, 2020