Comedian Judy Tenuta Obituary: How Did Judy Tenuta Die? Cause Of Death Explored

Judy Tenuta husband
Judy Tenuta husband

Judy Tenuta was an American stand-up comedian, actress, and comedy musician. She was in the news recently because she died at home.

Judy Lynn Tenuta was her full name. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on November 7, 1949. Her family adheres to Roman Catholicism. Her father, Caesar, was an Italian, and her mother, Joann, was a Polish woman. She was raised in an Irish Catholic neighborhood. She has eight siblings.

In Westchester, Illinois, she graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary High School.
She later went on to study theatre at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

She became interested in comedy after taking an improv comedy class at Chicago’s The Second City. Soon after, she began opening for other local comedians.

Emo Philips is the name of her husband.

She passed away on October 6, 2022, in Studio City, California, United States. When she died, she was 72 years old.

Judy Tenuta’s husband: Who is Emo Philips?

Emo Philips, also known as Philip Soltanec in private, is the ex-husband of late American comedian Judy Tenuta.

They married in 1988 and divorced at an unspecified date.

Philips is a stand-up comedian, writer, and producer from the United States.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 7, 1956.

Philips has toured extensively with Weird Al Yankovic and has two albums to his credit: Live from the Hasty Pudding Theater and E=mo2.

He is currently married to Kipleigh Brown, whom he married in 2011.

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Emo Philip Memorizes The Late Judy Tenuta

Emo took to Twitter on October 6 to express his grief over Judy’s death. He did it by telling her his favorite story from her past.

“My favorite Judy Tenuta story: after a show, the comic who opened for her is driving her to their next gig; as they’re passing cornfields at 2 AM, he asks, ‘So what did you think of my act?’ & she replies, ‘Ask me again when we get a little closer to town,'” he tweeted.

Judy and Emo co-hosted the television show Night Flight in the 1990s, and their on-screen chemistry is still remembered by fans today.

What caused Judy Tenuta’s death?

Judy Tenuta died as a result of stage 4 ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed in 2020.

Judy Tenuta, is she married?

Judy Tenuta and Emo Philips married in 1988. But neither of them ever said anything about it.

Judy Tenuta’s parents?

Joann Tenuta, a Polish mother, and Caesar Tenuta, an Italian father, gave birth to Judy Tenuta.

Judy Tenuta’s net worth?

Judy Tenuta’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. She was an American stand-up comedian and actress.

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