Snooker star Willie Thorne has died in hospital in Spain after being positioned in an induced coma, in accordance with an announcement on his GoFundMe web page.

The 66-year-old, who introduced he had leukaemia in March, was taken to hospital final week with a low blood stress.

A GoFundMe web page set as much as assist pay for his remedy had raised greater than £19,000.

In an announcement, Thorne’s carer Julie O’Neill confirmed “with a really heavy and damaged coronary heart” that he died within the early hours this morning.

“Willie went into septic shock and was not responding to any remedy so the choice was made by the hospital to show off the machines,” she stated. “I used to be with him all the best way to his finish and studying out messages to him from individuals.”

She stated the sportsman died peacefully, “listening to his kids saying they love him”.

Ms O’Neill thanked supporters who had donated for his care, saying the cash would now assist pay for his funeral.

Thorne reached two World Championship quarter-finals and received his solely rating title, the Mercantile Credit score Basic, in 1982.

He starred as a part of snooker’s Matchroom Mob and went on to grow to be a BBC commentator and seem within the 2007 sequence of Strictly Come Dancing.




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