Football supporters from all over the world are welcome to leave their tributes to the former Bolton Wanderers great, of which a selection has been published below.
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Saw him play only once, fantastic player and gentleman. RIP Nat.
- Ron & Dale Griffin Bolton Fans
Rest in Peace Nat , we will never see your like again .
- Vernon Nuttall
You are a legend, true gentleman, football genius and Mr Bolton Wanderers. I never saw you play but the stories I have heard from my dad are incredible and I wish I had just one opportunity to see it with my own eyes. I have the utmost respect for you for all your services and loyalty to Bolton Wanderers in your fantastic career. My thoughts go to your family and may you rest in peace.
- Jay Jay Carter
Had the pleasure of meeting Nat a couple of years ago, What a man, what a player. Just hope we can give him a good send off against Chelsea.
Simply put, if it wasn't for Nat Lofthouse BWFC wouldn't exist today. His heroic efforts on the pitch were more than matched by his tireless & enthusiastic efforts of the pitch promoting LIFELINE. My abiding memory is of Nat addressing the whole of the Burnden Paddock from the pitch during the late 80's. He may of been outnumbered by a few thousand to one but nobody got the better of him that day. And what's more he was proven right and the club finally turned the corner and stopped the rot.
RIP Nat, you will be sorely missed.
- Alex Kelly (Morris Green)
Hope the fellow upstairs gives you
your knighthood, you deserved it long ago. Hope you bump into my dad, you used to play together
when you were kids. Good night,
Mr Bolton Wanderers.
The legend, Nat Lofthouse, trained to run through brick walls, keep the ball and score! I am too young to have seen Nat play, but when people who did still talk about the man 50 odd years after he last kicked a ball, you know he must have been special. A sad day for Trotters and England fans everywhere.
- Andy Morrison (White for life)
I was honoured to meet him when I saw Leeds play at Burnden Park in an FA Cup game in 1996. He was a great player, a great ambassador for your club and most of all a true gentleman. RIP
- Ian Mason (Leeds fan)
REST IN PEACE BOLTON AND ENGLAND LEGEND.GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS THE LION OF VIENNA.R.I.P. NAT.
So sorry to hear the news. He was my first sports hero.
- Alan Foulds (Reading, Mass. USA)
The man the presence the true Bolton Wanderer R.I.P. you are in our prayers God Bless you Nat .
- The Watson Family
Rest in peace sir 'NAT' a true legend and big big loss to all who live in bolton.
- Aidy Bolton Fan
Nat I did not know you but you were a gentlemen when I did have the pleasure of meeting you. You were Bolton Wanderers Football Club and will be missed by us all.
- Paul T
Never got the chance to see him play .. but the storys i have been told by my Grandad just make you relise how truley great he really was!
Gone but never ever forgotten
- Beth B - Bolton
good night and god bless
a true son of bolton and england
and a lion till the end
- JIMMY COLLINS
Rest In Eternal Peace, Nat. A true gentleman & Bolton Wanderers Legend. You will be sadly missed by all Boltonians.
- Pauline Lomax
Thank you Nat. You were a hero to me and many many others.
You'll always be remembered. Rest in peace.
- Keith Waterworth
Night Night, God Bless to the Greatest Wanderer ever
- Kelly (Bolton Wanderers fan)
A true hero, whose story can do nothing but inspire young Boltonians to aspire to be like. His loyalty and battling qualities can be used in all walks of life. How he was never knighted I will never know, perhaps its because he was from Bolton and not London.
RIP Nat you did your town, your nation and more important yourself proud in what was a fantastic life.
- Ryan (Bolton)