Tayte Ali Wiki – Biography
Tayte Ali is the son of Ralph Barbieri. On June 1st, 2000, Barbieri fathered a son, Tayte Ali, via in-vitro fertilization, using an egg donor and a surrogate mother. Speaking of being a father Barbieri said, “I was driving back home after my show the other night — and I just burst into tears. It used to be when I was in love, I would find myself speeding home just to be with a woman. That is the way I feel about Tayte. I can’t wait to get home and be with him.”
Tayte has managed to remain behind the shadows as little is known about the current 20 years old.
Barbieri began dating more seriously and found himself asking each of his dates, within the first 10 minutes, how they felt about having children in the late 90s. He also found himself limiting his selections of female companions to women still in their childbearing years.
“After 25 years of sex, drugs and rock and roll, I started thinking it was time to start settling down,” said Barbieri. “I got into a relationship for a while, but it was short-lived. Whenever I get out of a relationship, I usually make a clean break. Not this time. We would see each other from time to time, and I found out that my ex was pregnant — and was planning on aborting the baby.”
Ralph Barbieri was a sports radio personality from San Francisco, California. Along with former NBA player Tom Tolbert, Barbieri hosted the afternoon sports radio show The Razor and Mr. T on KNBR from 1996 to 2012. With Barbieri, the show was the highest-rated show in the Bay Area for the 25-54 male demographic since 2000.
Barbieri worked with San Francisco’s KNBR for 28 years until April 2012. For the last 15 years of his time at the station, he was the co-host along with former NBA player Tom Tolbert of a popular afternoon sports show called “The Razor and Mr. T.” In 2003, SFGate reported that their show was the top-rated show for the past three years among men 25-54.
He was known for signing off his show with a quote from British poet G.K. Chesterton: “Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.”
Barbieri grew up in Millbrae, California, and studied at the University of San Francisco, where he graduated with a political science degree with a minor in philosophy, the Chronicle reported. He attended the university on an academic scholarship and was a member of the cheerleading team. He then moved east to attend the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his MBA and working in advertising in New York.
Tayte Ali Age
Tayte Ali’s age is unknown.
Ralph Barbieri Cause of Death
He died on August 3, 2020, at the age of 84. KNBR posted about his death on Twitter, writing, “We are extremely saddened to share that Ralph Barbieri has passed away. R.I.P. to a KNBR legend.”
The popular KNBR host known as “Razor” had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 2005, but he didn’t share his diagnosis with KNBR and his listeners until 2011, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
We are extremely saddened to share that Ralph Barbieri has passed away.
R.I.P. to a KNBR legend. pic.twitter.com/4Ec6m0BS6l
— KNBR (@KNBR) August 3, 2020
Barbieri had a loyal following during his tenure at KNBR and many of his fans and former colleagues took to social media to post tributes after news of his death broke. Editor-in-chief of The Athletic Bay Area Tim Kawakami wrote, “Ralph Barbieri defined Bay Area sports talk radio for years. He was passionate, he was smart, he was stubborn, he was a helluva listen, he was a tough listen at times. A true piece of Bay Area media history.”
A moment of silence, please, and one last free-flowing interview question and pointed opinion with the passing of former @KNBR host Ralph Barbieri. A San Francisco original. pic.twitter.com/zMprKjfdHX
— Jeff Domingues (@jeffdomingues) August 3, 2020
Former colleague Ray Woodson posted: “The Razor was a one of a kind. It was a privilege to sit across the glass from Ralph Barbieri and Tom Tolbert doing afternoon updates on KNBR for several years, at the peak of their great show. It’s an era that won’t be replicated. My heartfelt condolences to Ralph’s family.”
Radio host Bonta Hill said, “Rest in peace, Ralph Barbieri. He made sports talk about what it was here in the Bay Area. The interviews with Sabean, his raspy voice – there was no one like him, and there will never be anyone like him. The Razor is an absolute legend. Rest easy…”
Henry Schulman with the San Francisco Chronicle spoke to Barbieri’s longtime partner Tom Tolbert and shared the following message from Tolbert:
“Even though we knew it was coming, it was still a mule kick. I think of him as somebody who was San Francisco through and through. He could be loud. He could be abrasive. He could be fiercely loyal to the people he loved, and his family. He was going to hold onto his opinions for dear life and wasn’t going to back down. He was going to do what he thought was right, everybody else is damned. I loved the guy. I loved working with the guy. I don’t think anyone will ever have the magic that we had.”
Ralph’s net worth is unclear.