Former NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Les Thornton has passed away at the age of 84. The announcement was made via Facebook in a post that read as follows:
“It is with great sadness we share that Les Thornton peacefully took his leave on February 1, 2019, at 11:15 am, with his devoted wife, Terry at his side.”
Slam Wrestling has a tremendous article in remembrance and you can see it here.
Les Thatcher tweeted the following:
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Les Thornton at age 84 on February 1st. A serious wrestler & solid worker who always gave you a hell of a match. Go with God my brother & know you will be remembered with love & respect! 🙏🖕🤼♂️
— Les Thatcher (@LesThatcher) February 3, 2019
eWrestlingNews extends its condolences to Les’ loved ones.