American professional basketball player Wayne Edward Yates has passed away.
Born on November 7, 1937, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, Yates attended North Little Rock High School in nearby North Little Rock and played basketball for its school team.
He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1961 NBA Draft with the fifth pick overall after finishing his college career at Memphis State.
Yates played 37 games for the Los Angeles Lakers in one National Basketball Association season from 1961 to 1962.
He later worked as a college basketball coach, most notably at Memphis State University, which is now the University of Memphis.
Wayne Yates Cause Of Death
Wayne Yates died on August 16, 2022, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. His cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Wayne Yates Age
He was 84 years old at the time of death.
Wayne Yates Wife
Wayne was married to his wife Harriet Ardala “Dala” Harding Yates until his death.
Wayne Yates Children
The late Wayne together with his wife Harriet Ardala “Dala” Harding Yates had four children; Dawayna Dare Yates Sanders Christman, Wayne Edward Yates, Jr., Kathrin Ellen Yates, and Mary Elizabeth Yates.
Wayne Yates Parents
Wayne was born to his parents Loys Gilbert Yates and Susan Racheal Webb Yates.
Wayne Yates Siblings
He has a younger brother, Herbert Wayne Yates. He is his only known sibling.
Wayne Yates Net Worth
Wayne Yates has an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of death.