Pink Ball wrote:I couldn't help but like the fella. Something very loveable about him.
Totally agree, and by all accounts, that's what a lot of the snooker fraternity thought too.
Dennis Taylor @dennistaylor147
Devastating news about Willie Thorne. 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
Joe Johnson @JoeJohnson86
Devastated to hear of the death of my good friend Willie Thorne who despite his well known problems was one of nicest guys I ever met, first met and played him in the boys Champs over 50 years ago. My thoughts prayers r with his family at this very sad time RIP WT
stephen hendry @SHendry775
Very sad news today,Willie was one of my favourite people in snooker.
I know he had faults and weaknesses(we all do) but he was one of the games greatest ever characters,I’ll miss him
Steve Davis @SteveSnooker
:..-( I Hope you had a lovely time on the planet Willie and any regrets were overshadowed by the fun and games you had and the smiles you put on other people’s faces xxx