Snooker legend Willie Thorne, 66, dies after suffering respiratory failure

SNOOKER legend Willie Thorne has passed away after suffering from respiratory failure aged 66. He died peacefully listening to his children after going into septic shock last night, his friend and carer said today. The tragic news was announced on his GoFundMe this morning. Julie O'Neill who set up the page, wrote that Thorne stopped responding to treatment and the

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Snooker legend Willie Thorne suffers ‘massive’ gout attack after leukaemia diagnosis while in hospital for chemotherapy – The Sun

WILLIE THORNE has revealed he suffered from gout during a "nightmare" first week of treatment for leukaemia. Writing last week, the snooker legend revealed he was "devastated" by his cancer diagnosis with his chemotherapy taking place in Spain. The 66-year-old was faced with both gout, which causes swelling and pain around the joints, and a water infection once treatment began.

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