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June 3, 2000 Deceased at 0615 AM


Place of death: At her residence, Palos Verdes, California
Disposed June 7, 2000
Certificate # 32000-19024297
Physician Cynthia Forftshoff
2650 Elm, Long Beach, California
Supervisor: John Smith
DOB for Patti Tate: 10/30/57

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Age at time of death: 42

Occupation: "Actress" according to the informant Lisa Statman.


Place of Birth: Washington State
Education: High School
Informant to authorities and person with Patti Tate as she passed away:
Alisa R. Statman, residing in Palos Verdes, CA. This is the house that Sharon had stayed in,
purchased by Paul and Doris Tate in 1965, as Doris told me. Alisa Statman was the live-incompanion of Patti Tate. From the guest house at the Tate murder property, to the house of
the Tate family was the moving of Alisa Statman during the last several years in the life of
Patti Tate.
Cremated: June 7, 2000
No medical examination by autopsy was done. The deceased was not embalmed.
Place of internment: Same location and site of Sharon Marie Tate Polanski, unborn Paul,
Doris G. Tate, and now Patti Tate. Holy Cross Cemetery.
Death Certificate "Cleared" Indicating no foul play as cause of death.
Cause of death: Breast Cancer
Patti Tate was divorced from her husband, the former Los Angeles basketball player, and
star athlete from Santa Barbara, California. Don Ford played his last year for the Lakers
when Magic Johnson played his first year for the team. Patti Tate raised her children, whom I
had met on several occasions when Doris was alive, with Alisa Statman over the past several
years.
Head Deputy District Attorney Stephen Kay told me that he attended a private funeral for
Patti Tate. Alisa Statman was there. No press releases were ever given, no public notices that
I know of and Mr. Kay told me that was at the explicit direction of Alisa Statman.
Alisa Statman, as I understand it, is caring for the children and neither Col. Paul Tate nor
Debbie Tate are involved.
The residence was the address where hundreds of thousands of people wrote to Doris Tate to
oppose any release of the Manson family of killers. In 1982-84, Doris Tate gathered some

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325,000 letters from around the world from supporters of her work to keep them all in
prison. Letters were received at a post office box, but thousands of the letters were also
received at the residence address of Doris Tate. She presented them to Charles Denton Tex
Watson at his parole hearing at San Luis Obispo Men's Colony where he was imprisoned
for the brutal murders.
Patti Tate leaves behind three children, two daughters and the youngest child is a boy.
Patti Tate: Passed away and died much too young at the age of 42.
May she finally rest in peace.
A private funeral was conducted for Patti Tate. There were some 200 people invited, and the
word went out about the funeral by telephone invitation. Col. Paul Tate, her father and
Debbie Tate the lone remaining sister of Sharon Tate attended. Classmates of the children
also attended. It was a dignified funeral in the words of my source who attended. No press
were invited or there. It was very private, orchestrated by Ms. Statman.

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