Die Snooker-Legende Willie Thorn ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 66 Jahren verstorben. In der Vergangenheit hatte er lange mit Glücksspielsucht. William Joseph Thorne (4. März - Juni ) war ein englischer Profi- Snooker. Er gewann einen Ranglistentitel, den Klassiker von. English former professional snooker player Willie Thorne has died aged 66 after suffering respiratory failure while being treated for leukaemia in Spain, his carer. <
Willie ThorneWillie Thorne - Taking a Punt on My Life (English Edition) eBook: Thorne, Willie: russkiy-suvenir.com: Kindle-Shop. Die Snooker-Legende Willie Thorn ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 66 Jahren verstorben. In der Vergangenheit hatte er lange mit Glücksspielsucht.  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.
Willie Thorne RELATED ARTICLES VideoWillie Thorne v Stephen Hendry 1986 World Championship R1 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
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.
I was with him all the way to his end and reading out messages to him from people. Bill and Nancy went on to run the village Conservative club and later a large pub in the Braunstone area of Leicester.
Thorne showed talent in several sports, but it was snooker where he shone. His mother bought him a maplewood cue when he was 14 that he used throughout his career.
After leaving school at 15 he worked as an estimator for a glass factory while also soon becoming the best player in the area, practising in snooker halls in Loughborough and later in Leicester, where his love of gambling began as he played matches for money and followed the horses.
By , Thorne had enough money to open a plush snooker centre in Leicester city centre, with 28 tables, a bar and a restaurant, which he ran with his two brothers and his mother.
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.
Snooker star Willie Thorne has been described as a "beautiful man" and "one of the game's greatest" after it was announced he had died following a short illness.
Ronnie O'Sullivan, who two weeks ago sported a moustache at the Snooker Championship League in Thorne's honour, tweeted: "Just want to say what a beautiful man, big heart great company.
Had a week in Ireland with him I'll never forget. 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 He was noted for his break-building, and was among the first players to compile century breaks.
He earned the nickname "Mr Maximum. Thorne was born on 4 March , at the family home in Anstey , a village located near Leicester to Bill Thorne, a Desford Colliery miner, and his wife Nancy.
But a miss on a straightforward blue off its spot during the first frame of the final session allowed Davis to take the frame and eventually win the title.
He reached the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship in and He peaked at no. Much to Thorne's dismay not least because he was actually commentating on the match , Parrott recovered from a slow start to win, only worsening Thorne's debts.
Thorne's bald head made him instantly recognisable and he was often referred to as the " Homer Simpson of Snooker".
Thorne also appeared in the "Romford Rap" video with the rest of the "Matchroom Mob". Thorne was described as a skilled break-builder and possibly the "missing link" between old-school percentage play and the current aggressive potting game.
He took 19 seasons to record competitive century breaks. After retiring from the game in ,  Thorne did not play for 16 years; however, he returned to action in in the World Seniors Championship , where he lost 1—3 in the first round to Aiden Owens.
The World Seniors Tour was formed in the same year, but Thorne did not enter any events that season. He began his comeback in at the Seniors Irish Masters , where he faced Jimmy White in his first match in the quarter-finals, losing 0—3, and the World Seniors Championship , where he lost by the same scoreline in the first round to Darren Morgan.
His next match, in the first round of the UK Seniors Championship , proved to be his last; drawn against Michael Judge , Thorne lost 2—3.
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 In June , he was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a psychiatrist ordered routine blood tests and told doctors about the diagnosis and Thorne began treatment.
Thorne tweeted on 18 March that he had been diagnosed with leukaemia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English professional snooker player.
Mr Maximum  The Great W.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.