Raymond Illingworth CBE was a cricketer, a cricket pundit, and a cricket administrator from England. He was one of just nine players in first-class cricket history to capture 2,000 wickets and score 20,000 runs as of 2015.
He played for Yorkshire from 1951 to 1968 and again from 1982 to 1983, Leicestershire from 1969 to 1978, and England from 1958 to 1973 and was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1960.
Let us learn more about Ray Illingworth and take a closer look at his death and wife.
Who Are Ray Illingworth Son And Wife?
Ray Illingworth did not have any son in his lifetime.
However, he had two daughters Diane and Victoria with his wife Shirley Illingworth.
His daughter Diane is married to cricketer Ashley Metcalfe and his other daughter Victoria is married to cricketer Neil Hartley according to his Wikipedia profile.
His wife Shirley passed away in 2021 due to cancer, a few months prior to his own demise. According to Skysports, his wife suffered very much towards the end of her life.
Despite several claims of Richard Illingworth being related to Ray, his Wikipedia profile shoots down the rumor and confirms there is no relationship between the two.
What Was Ray Illingworth Net Worth At Death?
Ray Illingworth’s net worth could be around $1 million at the time of his death.
He never spoke anything about his actual net worth on the web or to the general until his death.
However, we are currently trying to verify his actual net worth as you read this article, and the verified information about his net worth will be updated very soon.
Similarly, we can suspect his major source of income as his career as a former professional cricketer and administrator.
How Did Ray Illingworth Die?
Ray Illingworth died of an aggressive form of esophageal cancer at the age of 89 years old.
He passed away on December 25, 2021, and Christmas this year did not bring joy to all the people.
Illingworth revealed he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of esophageal cancer earlier this year and was receiving radiotherapy as a treatment.
His wife also passed away from cancer and had to suffer a great deal during the last months of her life. After seeing her wife suffer he started advocating for assisted dying.
He said, “I believe in assisted dying. The way my wife was, there was no pleasure in life in the last 12 months, and I don’t see the point of living like that. A lot of doctors are against it, but if they had to live as my wife did in her last 12 months they might change their minds”