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  1. Chris Evert’s father Jimmy Evert passes away

Chris Evert’s father Jimmy Evert passes away

Tennis player Chris Evert's father Jimmy Evert has passed away in Florida on August 21. He was 91.

By: | Washington | Published: August 23, 2015 12:14 PM

Tennis player Chris Evert’s father Jimmy Evert has passed away in Florida on August 21. He was 91.

Sources close to the well-known tennis coach, who also served as the tennis director for 49 years at the Holiday Park courts in Ft. Lauderdale, revealed that he died a natural death, reported People magazine.

Mourning over her father’s death, the 60-year-old tennis player posted a touching photo of herself and Evert on the court on twitter.

She captioned the picture, “It’s an honor and a blessing to have been your daughter. You will be in my heart forever, RIP Dad… XO”

Evert is survived by his 62-year-old wife Collete and his four children.

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