William Joseph Thorne (* 4. März in Wigston bei Leicester) ist ein ehemaliger englischer Snookerprofi. Karriere. Willie Thorne lernte das Snookerspielen in. 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. Große Bestürzung in Großbritannien: Willie Thorne ist tot. Die Snooker-Legende hat den Kampf gegen den Blutkrebs verloren und ist im Alter.
Willie ThorneWilliam Joseph Thorne (4. März - Juni ) war ein englischer Profi- Snooker. Er gewann einen Ranglistentitel, den Klassiker von. William Joseph Thorne (* 4. März in Wigston bei Leicester) ist ein ehemaliger englischer Snookerprofi. Karriere. Willie Thorne lernte das Snookerspielen in.  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.
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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 It was the second time he had tried to kill himself, having swallowed a half empty tub of sleeping pills in and later waking up in Leicester Royal Infirmary.
His lifestyle led to health problems and he had a mild stroke in , was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June , followed by another stroke in the September.
The icon revealed in a tweet on March 18 this year he had been diagnosed with leukaemia. It read: 'I realise everybody is having a tough time.
Mines just got worse I've been diagnosed with leukaemia I'm devastated. Start chemotherapy tomorrow I'm in Spain were the health care is hopefully second to none.
Love to you all Willie x. He said in 'I couldn't see a way out. I'd caused so much grief to so many people. It's so cowardly. I've three children, two stepchildren and grandchildren and life in a nice house with a loving wife Ms O'Neill said on the website Thorne pictured in was not responding to any treatment so the hospital decided to 'turn off the machines'.
His first marriage to Fiona Walker pictured on their wedding day , who he had twin boys and a daughter with, ended in when he went off with shop assistant Denise Foster in Thorne pictured when he first got into the game reached two World Championship quarter-finals and won his only ranking title, the Mercantile Credit Classic, in 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. 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. Referencing his reputation as a prodigious compiler of maximum breaks, Jimmy White wrote simply: "Rest in peace Mr Maximum man x.
Long-time friend Gary Lineker said he was "deeply, deeply saddened" by Thorne's death at a hospital in Spain. He described him as "one of life's great characters", adding in a tweet that Thorne was "a marvellous snooker player and a lovely man, who's potted his final black much too soon".
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Rose Villa Publications. By then he had suffered a minor stroke and needed treatment for prostate cancer. The couple relocated to Spain, but split at the end of In March this year Thorne announced he had been diagnosed with leukaemia and would be undergoing chemotherapy.
The original stated that Thorne never made it past the last four of the World Championship, but he never made it past the quarter-final.
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