Große Bestürzung in Großbritannien: Willie Thorne ist tot. Die Snooker-Legende hat den Kampf gegen den Blutkrebs verloren und ist im Alter. English former professional snooker player Willie Thorne has died aged 66 after suffering respiratory failure while being treated for leukaemia in Spain, his carer. William Joseph Thorne (* 4. März in Leicester, England; † Juni in Torrevieja, Spanien) war ein englischer Snookerspieler, der zwischen und.
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Aaron Bower. Wed 17 Jun Read more. Topics Snooker news Reuse this content. Lineker, who played snooker with Thorne on many occasions, tweeted: 'Deeply, deeply saddened to hear that my friend Willie Thorne has passed away.
One of life's great characters. RIP Willie. Healey also paid his respects, saying: 'Really sad to hear Willie Thorne has passed away, he was a brilliant guy to be around rip'.
Sad news. He was a big part of the golden age of snooker on TV and full of fun away from the table.
Former snooker rival and co-commentator Dennis Taylor showed his respects online, saying: 'Devastating news about Willie Thorne. We laughed our way around the world for 45 years.
RIP Great One. Leicester City Football club also paid the respects to Thorne on their Twitter page. Former snooker player turned commentator Ken Doherty has spoken in the past of Thorne's larger-than-life personality, even revealing that he used to watch the X-Factor whilst commentating on snooker.
Former England and Tottenham footballer Gary Lineker - who was close friends with Thorne - lead the legions of stars to pay tributes this morning.
Lineker tweeted: 'Deeply, deeply saddened to hear that my friend Willie Thorne has passed away. A marvellous snooker player and a lovely man, who's potted his final black much too soon.
I loved watching his career, we made friends on Strictly Come Dancing where he was the loveliest ''team mate''.
Snooker great Ronnie O'Sullivan put: 'ust want to say what a beautiful man, big heart great company. Had a week in ireland with him I'll never forget.
Will be missed by a lot of people in the Snooker world. RIP WT. Scottish former professional snooker player Stephen Hendry said: 'Very sad news today,Willie was one of my favourite people in snooker.
I know he had faults and weaknesses we all do but he was one of the games greatest ever characters,I'll miss him. Former rival and co-commentator Dennis Taylor showed his respects online, saying: 'Devastating news about Willie Thorne.
Willie was a very charismatic person. Very saddened to hear the news that Willie Thorne has passed away. A warm and charming person, a great time to be in Leicester when he won the Classic in Former Leicester Tigers rugby star Austin Healey said: 'Really sad to hear Willie Thorne has passed away, he was a brilliant guy to be around rip.
Retired Wales captain John Hartson posted: 'Sad to hear that Willie Thorne has passed away, was with him just before the lockdown he was in great form..
Spent lots of time with him in Sheffield, and came back with so many funny, but unrepeatable stories.
Thorne previously said he started gambling during his snooker career, but upon retiring in , found it harder to fund his habit.
He said he had struggled to cope after giving up the sport, where he had once reached number seven in the world rankings. His ability to build breaks with almost nonchalant ease was extraordinary.
His principal rival, Steve Davis , may not have made as many big breaks in matches, but he was ice cool under pressure, while Thorne would frequently unravel at key moments.
His big breakthrough came in , aged 21, when he was included in the field competing in Pot Black, a BBC series featuring matches played over a single frame between the top stars.
It had started in , after colour had come to television, attracting millions of new fans. In little time, Thorne was in demand for lucrative appearances on a rapidly expanding snooker exhibition circuit.
It was not only his skill at the table that brought a clamour for his services, but also because he found it easy to communicate with people. Although he never made it past the quarter-final of the World Championship, and his only major title came with the Mercantile Credit Classic of , Thorne enjoyed a celebrity lifestyle.
He had an elder brother, Malcolm, and a younger one, Robert. Follow DailyMirror. More On Leukaemia Willie Thorne. Sport all Most Read Most Recent.
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