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John Virgo has paid an emotional tribute to his close friend and colleague Willie Thorne, who passed away on Wednesday aged 66. Thorne, a stalwart of the sport for more than two decades, was diagnosed with leukaemia in March and was taken to hospital last week with dangerously low blood pressure. It was revealed on […]

The world of snooker has paid tribute to legendary player and commentator Willie Thorne, who has passed away at the age of 66. Thorne, who recently moved to Spain, was diagnosed with leukaemia in March and was taken to hospital last week with dangerously low blood pressure. It was revealed on Tuesday that he had […]

Snooker legend Willie Thorne has revealed he has been diagnosed with leukaemia. Thorne, 66, was one of the most recognisable faces in the sport in the 80s and 90s, winning the 1985 Classic and pocketing more than £1.2 million in career prize money. After retiring from professional competition in 2001, Thorne turned his attention to […]