Große Bestürzung in Großbritannien: Willie Thorne ist tot. Die Snooker-Legende hat den Kampf gegen den Blutkrebs verloren und ist im Alter. , In der folgenden Saison verlor Thorne erneut sein Auftaktspiel bei den Canadian Open, zog aber mit Siegen über Bernard Bennett und Ray Reardon.  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.
Englishman Thorne dies aged 66 after leukaemia diagnosisWilliam 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. English former professional snooker player Willie Thorne has died aged 66 after suffering respiratory failure while being treated for leukaemia in Spain, his carer.
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Sollte Willie Thorne doch der Fall sein, die den Spieler auffordern, Willie Thorne auch die einzelnen Spiele. - InhaltsverzeichnisSpielautomaten bald in Züricher Gaststätten erlaubt? Wales Terry Griffiths. RSS Drucken. Deutsch Wikipedia. Spielautomaten bald in Züricher Gaststätten erlaubt? SNOOKER legend Willie Thorne, who was once married to Miss GB and gambled away £1m, has passed away aged He died peacefully listening to his children after going into septic shock due to. 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. Former snooker star and BBC commentator Willie Thorne has died at the age of 66, says World Snooker. Thorne was diagnosed with leukaemia in March and was taken to hospital in Spain last week with. The latest tweets from @TheWillieThorne. Former snooker and Strictly Come Dancing star Willie Thorne has died in hospital in Spain after suffering 'septic shock' following respiratory failure. The year-old was surrounded by his.
Aaron Bower. Wed 17 Jun Thorne reached two World Championship quarter-finals and won his only ranking title, the Mercantile Credit Classic, in 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 ". Jimmy White - nicknamed 'The Whirlwind' for his aggressive, rapid style of play - has put his hellraising days behind him.
He is pictured with Willie Thorne in He said: 'Over the years I have been in a lot of trouble but I've always managed to switch off and play.
To be honest, most of my troubles — bankruptcy, drinking, gambling — were self-inflicted. Jimmy famously never won the World Championship, losing six times.
Despite that the popular 'People's Champion' won a host of other tournaments such as the Masters and the UK Championship. He was previously married to Maureen Mockler and they have five children together: Lauren, 37, Ashleigh 31, Tommy, 20, Breeze, 28, and Georgia, He is dating darts walk-on girl Jade Slusarczyk, who is 24 years younger than him.
Jade was a winner of Miss Blackpool Gazette in , and has worked at big darts and snooker events all over the country.
Thorne suffered a mild stroke in , in the middle of a thank you speech at a charity event, which he believed may have been due to stress from his gambling addiction.
He was able to get his betting under control but when his mother Nancy died in , he fell back into it. He was seen playing games at a casino in Sheffield where he has been covering the World Snooker Championships for the BBC as a commentator.
He told the newspaper: 'It's not a big deal. It was only 20 quid and I was just passing some time. There's no problem at all. Willie Thorne dies aged How troubled snooker star nicknamed 'Mr Maximum' was one of the sport's most famous names but later struggled with bankruptcy and gambling addiction.
A famous missed blue and a long-standing battle with bankruptcy serve as ill-fitting epitaphs for a snooker player who was a mainstay in the top echelons of the game during its unprecedented peak.
Willie Thorne, who has died at the age of 66, was once afforded a place in Chas 'n' Dave's 'Matchroom Mob', which hit the charts with the song 'Snooker Loopy', lamenting: 'Old Willie Thorne, his hair's all gawn Yet alongside Tony Meo, Thorne was one of only two members of the group who failed to clinch one of his sport's major titles.
He was haunted by his error in the UK Championship final against Steve Davis, when, leading and on the verge of extending his lead to within two of victory, he missed the simplest of blues off its spot.
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.
Willie Thorne obituary. Popular snooker player with enormous ability but a fragile temperament. Willie Thorne in action at the World Masters Championship, Photograph: Action Images.
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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 Rest in peace.
He won 14 worldwide titles, and reached the final of the UK Championship in , losing to Steve Davis having led the tie at one stage.
Nicknamed Mr Maximum - for holding the record for most maximum breaks - he also reached the quarter finals of the world championships in both and ; his best performances in the tournament.
Arguably his finest hour came in the final of The Classic in , where he beat Cliff Thorburn to win his only ranked tournament.