English former professional snooker player Willie Thorne has died aged 66 after suffering respiratory failure while being treated for leukaemia in Spain, his carer.  In the verse which begins "but old Willie Thorne, his hair's all gorn", Thorne's cameo line was "Perhaps I ought to chalk it", in reference to his gleaming head. Große Bestürzung in Großbritannien: Willie Thorne ist tot. Die Snooker-Legende hat den Kampf gegen den Blutkrebs verloren und ist im Alter.
Willie ThorneGroße Bestürzung in Großbritannien: Willie Thorne ist tot. Die Snooker-Legende hat den Kampf gegen den Blutkrebs verloren und ist im Alter. Die Snooker-Legende Willie Thorn ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 66 Jahren verstorben. In der Vergangenheit hatte er lange mit Glücksspielsucht. Willie Thorne - Taking a Punt on My Life (English Edition) eBook: Thorne, Willie: thefifthpubhouseandcafe.com: Kindle-Shop.
Willie Thorne Menu de navigation VideoWillie Thorne - “I think I’m still one of the best commentators but obviously the BBC don’t” William Joseph Thorne war ein englischer Snookerspieler, der zwischen Jahre als professioneller Spieler verbrachte und in diesem Zeitraum für zwei Saisons Rang 7 der Snookerweltrangliste belegte. Beim Classic gewann er zum. William Joseph Thorne (* 4. März in Leicester, England; † Juni in Torrevieja, Spanien) war ein englischer Snookerspieler, der zwischen und. , In der folgenden Saison verlor Thorne erneut sein Auftaktspiel bei den Canadian Open, zog aber mit Siegen über Bernard Bennett und Ray Reardon. William Joseph Thorne (4. März - Juni ) war ein englischer Profi- Snooker. Er gewann einen Ranglistentitel, den Klassiker von. Willie Thorne began his professional snooker career in , reaching a career-high world ranking of seven in and Former snooker star and BBC commentator Willie Thorne has died at the. 6/17/ · Willie Thorne has died in hospital in Spain at the age of The former snooker player, who reached the quarter-finals of the world championship on two Author: Aaron Bower. William Joseph «Willie» Thorne, né le 4 mars à Leicester et mort le 17 juin à Torrevieja, est un ancien joueur de snooker professionnel anglais. Il a remporté le Classique , son seul titre de classement, et a perdu en finale du championnat du Royaume-Uni de contre Steve Davis (), alors qu'il menait Après avoir pris sa retraite de joueur en , Thorne Date de naissance: 4 mars
Willie Thorne has died in hospital in Spain at the age of The former snooker player, who reached the quarter-finals of the world championship on two occasions, was diagnosed with leukaemia in March and was taken to hospital last week with low blood pressure.
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.
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Ranking . British Open [nb 4]. Grand Prix [nb 5]. European Open. UK Championship. Welsh Open. China Open. Thailand Masters [nb 6]. Scottish Open [nb 7].
World Championship. Champions Cup [nb 8]. Scottish Masters. The Masters. Irish Masters [nb 9]. Premier League [nb 10]. Canadian Masters [nb 11].
Hong Kong Open [nb 12]. He missed out on his biggest title in when he blew a lead over Steve Davis in the final of the UK Championship after missing a simple blue off its spot.
World Snooker Tour chairman Hearn described him as "a larger than life personality and… a major part of the rebirth of snooker in the s ".
Watch Live. RIP Willie. Spent lots of time with him in Sheffield, and came back with so many funny, but unrepeatable stories.
We laughed our way around the world for 45 years. RIP Great One. That was my name for him. The Great WT. Lots of love to his family.
Fellow ex-world champ Neil Robertson said: "So sad to hear about the passing of Willie Thorne last night. One of the games great characters and will be missed greatly.
And Leicester City posted: "We are deeply saddened to hear that snooker legend and Foxes supporter Willie Thorne has passed away at the age of 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. Bill and Nancy went on to run the village Conservative club and later a large pub in the Braunstone area of Leicester.Willie Thorne has died in hospital in Spain at the age of The former snooker player, who reached the quarter-finals of the world championship on two occasions, was diagnosed with leukaemia in. An instantly recognisable star of what might be termed the golden age of snooker, Willie Thorne has died aged 66 after suffering from leukaemia. With his bald head, magnificent moustache and. (CNN) Willie Thorne, who played a key role in snooker's rebirth, passed away at a hospital in Spain on Wednesday following a battle with leukemia. Briton Thorne, 66, had been in an induced coma in. Thorne competed in Series 5 of Strictly Come Dancing with professional dance partner Erin Boag, before being voted out on 20 October in 12th place (out of 14). He was friends with the retired footballer Gary Lineker, which was the subject of the VHS production, Best of Friends – The Official Story of Gary Lineker & Willie Thorne. Willie Thorne, a leading snooker player from England whose talent and charm made him a household name among fans, died Wednesday at age Thorne announced in mid-March that he had been diagnosed.