William Joseph Thorne (4. März - Juni ) war ein englischer Profi- Snooker. Er gewann einen Ranglistentitel, den Klassiker von. Willie Thorne - Taking a Punt on My Life (English Edition) eBook: Thorne, Willie: austinpersinger.com: Kindle-Shop. English former professional snooker player Willie Thorne has died aged 66 after suffering respiratory failure while being treated for leukaemia in Spain, his carer.
Englishman Thorne dies aged 66 after leukaemia diagnosisEnglish 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. Die Snooker-Legende Willie Thorn ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 66 Jahren verstorben. In der Vergangenheit hatte er lange mit Glücksspielsucht.
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A message on his GoFundMe page read: "It is with a very heavy and broken heart that I have to officially announce that at 1.
Big names from the world of snooker and beyond tweeted their tributes to Thorne following the sad news. Gary Lineker, a fellow son of Leicester, posted: "Deeply, deeply saddened to hear that my friend Willie Thorne has passed away.
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. 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. He began to accept money from lenders who knew he could not resist borrowing money in the hope of being rewarded with a big win.
He revealed in the book he had tried to take his own life in March , a few days after his 48th birthday, by taking sleeping pills but was discovered by his step-son, then aged 11, and treated in hospital.
John Virgo:. In the 80s he lent the eye-watering sum against his mortgage over the course of six years in what he called a 'vicious circle' he became caught in with Willie Thorne.
He believes it cut his career short and left him unsure of what to do after snooker. Its success led to his own range of waistcoats, books, apps and panto appearances.
But he reckons his luckiest moment was finally getting a date with a woman he'd known for two decades — Rosie Ries, the publishing executive, who he now lives with in a four-bedroom detached house in Surrey.
Stephen Hendry:. Their protracted divorce proceedings raised more questions than answers. Despite Hendry's extraordinary sporting success and multi-million-pound winnings, forensic accountants have tried — and failed — to find any trace of a fortune, leaving his perplexed wife, the mother to his two sons, devastated and, she claimed, destitute.
Scottish former professional snooker player Stephen Hendry was the undisputed king of snooker, seeing off established players such as Jimmy White and Steve Davis while barely out of school.
Amanda — who shared his life for nearly 30 years, 19 of them as his wife — told The Mail on Sunday in an exclusive interview: 'I thought we had the perfect marriage and I trusted him more than anyone in the world.
It wasn't until I filed for divorce that I discovered the true extent of his betrayal. Thorne, leading and needing only two more frames to clinch his first major title, missed a simple blue off its spot which allowed Davis to not only take the frame, but begin a fightback that led to him winning the title.
Thorne also became well-known for his punditry work, commentating for the BBC from the s until RIP Willie. 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 ".
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