Former snooker star and BBC commentator Willie Thorne has died at the age of 66, says World Snooker.
He retired from professional snooker in 2001 and for many years was a respected BBC commentator.
Thorne reached two World Championship quarter-finals during his career and won the 1985 Mercantile Credit Classic.
He twice reached a world ranking of seven and spent 20 years among the top 32, before moving into a commentary career spanning more than 30 years with BBC, ITV and Sky.
With snooker's popularity soaring during the mid 1980s, Thorne featured in a group of leading players who joined Chas and Dave to perform their song Snooker Loopy, which reached number six in the UK charts in 1986.