Thorne is one of the most recognisable figures in the history of snooker and was much-loved by friends and fans alike during his illustrious career
The snooker world is in mourning after the passing of one of its greats, Willie Thorne.
Although encountering troubles with gambling debts and marital problems, Thorne remained one of the most popular figures ever to grace the world of snooker.
He was one of the archetypal figures in the Pot Black era, despite major titles largely eluding him.
Thorne’s post-snooker career saw his profile rocket even further, with appearances on Strictly Come Dancing and a host of TV shows.
He was also a friend of the stars, who enjoyed holidaying with Gary Lineker.
From a majestic haircut to being locked behind bars for his ‘criminal moustache’ – here’s the best of the snooker legend…
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