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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Simply the greatest servant the club has ever had, a true Bolton and england legend. u make me proud to be a wanderer! sleep tight Mr Bolton Wanderers
- luke (bolton fan)
i waited at the players entrance at burden park over 60yrs ago and my dad said to me.there is nat ask him.nat signed his name on the back of a card out of my dads cig packet. he was my hero and there will never be another like him.thank you nat i will never forget how you made my day for me when i was young.my dad used to lift me over the turn stiles i was that small.
For me, Nat Lofthouse was the very fabric that the Club I know and love today was based upon and will be a lesser place without him around.
I never had the great privilege of seeing him play or meeting him but the way he spoke in interviews about the town and the team showed just how much pride and love he had for them, always striving to be the best ambassador possible for both.
Rest In Peace Nat, I hope our support of the Wanderers from this day forward will do your memory proud
- Marc Torkington
Bolton through & through
Would have loved to see him play, will be missed by bolton fans and football fans alike, R.I.P
- Gareth Hayward
To the lion of vienna. I never saw you play but the man and the legend will live for ever in my memory.on tour in europe with bolton we sing your famous song of your night in vienna,how you came and concored.thank you for what you have done for our club,country,and football. LONG LIVE THE LION R.I.P
- andy scott (wanderer fan)
my condolences go out to mr. bolton wanderers family, nat was a very happy and friendly guy, thats how i will remember him, i now live in serbia and i was deeply shocked when i connected to the internet early sunday morning to read about nat passing away ......... R.I.P
- jimmy pearson ( serbia)
Legend, Lion of Vienna, Nat Lofthouse. Rest In Peace, you will be sorely missed by all Bolton and Football fans.
RIP SIR NAT. your club goalscoring record will NEVER be beaten, and you will NEVER be forgotten.
- Mick in Lostock
Absolutely gutted that our hero, icon and legend has passed away, i never had the honour and priveledge to watch Nat play live but i know how much of an impact he has made on our football club. There is no man on earth who will ever achieve and do what Nat did for Bolton Wanderers. Monday 24th January at home vs Chelsea, Nat will shine down on fortress reebok and he will see all of our games in the best seat in the house up above. Hopefully he will inspire our lads to lift that famous cup he held proudly in 1958.
May the lion of vienna and Bolton's greatest son R.I.P for eternity.
- Matt Plummer, life long Bolton fan
There was a song sung on the Terraces called 'born to be a Wanderer'.
What an apt song for such a great man and true Bolton Legend.
RIP Nat, god bless.
- Gary Tonge
Lion. Legend. Gentleman.
Rest In Peace.
- Janice & Ang
Unfortunately I'm far too young to have seen the great man play. Fortunately I had the privilege of hearing about Nat from my grandad. The only man he ever called a hero.
I remember walking around the Reebok on a sunday morning and meeting you, not knowing who you were and wondering why my Dad was acting like a giddy schoolgirl, until afterwards my dad told me who it was and i felt honoured to have met you.
A true bolton legend and you will be missed greatly.
- Andy Schofield
He won't be buried once, he'll be buried limitless times in the hearts and minds of others. And yet, his legacy will live on.
- John Small
Footballer, sportsman, gentleman & legend. You loved Bolton and Bolton loved you. We’ll miss you but never forget you. RIP Nat.
- Steve Bryan
The word legend was invented for Nat Lofthouse. Nat gave everything to Bolton Wanderers and Bolton the town. He led by example on and off the pitch. A sad day for Bolton but a chance to remember the tradition Nat stood for. A true gentleman. RIP
- Gareth Williams (Atherton)
Nat, a gentleman, a hero and the only ever true Wanderers legend. The Lion sleeps RIP
- Matt, Bury
My condolences to the Lofthouse family on your sad loss. Nat's life will be forever re-lived and celebrated by the Bolton Wanderers family. Rest In Peace Nat.
- Ian Cole
Born a white. Lived a white. Died a white. RIP Nat
- Damien Hamblett (Walkden)
As an eight-year-old I saw Nat play with Francis Lee, both scoring and beating Man City 3-1 in Nov 1960. It was a magic day to see the great Lofthouse for a youngster. My Dad and other working people after the second world war had their lives brightened by Nat and the Wanderers. I treasure the 1958 cup final ticket passed onto me by my Dad. Let's win the Cup for Nat in 2011.
- Philip Howarth
Nat was a true gent, and a loyal man to the town and club. He was a real hero of mine. I was lucky enough to meet him at Burnden Park in the early 90s. I was so thrilled that he signed a copy of his autobiography for me and gave me a BWFC pen. It was so nice of him to spend some time with an awestruck kid. My condolences to his family at this sad time. RIP Nat
- Kirsty Evans