Ladislav Hecht

 

 

Age: 94

 

Summary: Czechoslovakian tennis player and one of the best players in Europe during the 1930's who was captain of Czechoslovakia's Davis Cup team playing from 1930 to 1939, who fled for the U.S. when Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia (he was Jewish), but who has remained a national sporting hero in his home country.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: August 31, 1909

 

Died: May 27, 2004

 

Location: New York City, New York