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.
This can be done by emailing email@example.com or by leaving your message in the tribute box to the left on this page.
One of the true greats, both on and off the field. A gentleman who loved the game and especially Bolton Wanderers. Long may his legacy continue.
- Stuart Jones (Bromley Cross)
Sadly missed. A true Bolton legend. You did not come to Burnden Park in Nat's days without knowing about it. A true Bolton and England legend RIP the greatest Trotter of all time.
- Roger G
Nat was my boyhood hero. If my memory serves well, I remember Nat''s return from injury (the shoulder pin I think) in the reserves against Newcastle United and when Nat headed home the crowd went wild!
A true gentleman and Boltonian to the core. R.I.P. Nat, and thanks for the memories.
- Phil Platt, Harwood.
God bless to Bolton's favourite son.
You will be sorely missed but the Lion of Vienna roar will remain at the Reebok forevver!
- Lisa Standeven (Horwich)
Best goal ratio in a England shirt. Mr Bolton through and through. R.I.P.
- Alastair Gauld
Nat played before my time, so my lasting memories of him are in his many other roles at Bolton.
It seems strange in today's Premier League of unknown riches that back in the dark days of the 1980s with the club on its knees, Nat spent every working hour touring the pubs and cluns of Bolton and beyond to promote the LifeLine lottery.
From this came great success and without a doubt, the funds that saved our great club from going under.
Nat really did do as much as any man to save our great club and give it the foundation to go on to the great success we have enjoyed over the last decade in the Premiership.
- Simon Yates
Nat was before my time, but my dad talked me through every one one of his goals, I had the pleasure and priviledge of meeting him on one brief occasion, a real gentleman.
Thank you Mr Lofthouse, you will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace
- Phil Hughill
A lion in life and death will always be remembered
- Chris Eccles
Nat I didn't see u play but I've heard of your legend. You sounded like a great player and man. May you rest in peace. A true Bolton legend!
- Josh (14 Years Old)
A true wanderer and very nice gentleman who had time for anyone who approached him. A big loss for his family and for all of football. RIP Nat, you are the true legend.
- Darryl Mellett
Had the honour to meet Nat on several occasions through BWSA. A more genuine gentleman I have never met. You will never be forgotten. You will always be OUR Sir Nat. R.I.P
- Gareth Robinson, Chairman Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association
I had the privilege to meet him at a sportsmans dinner, before Bolton played at Huddersfield. The reaction from the Huddersfield fans in the audience said it all, about how much he was respected by everyone. A sad day, a true legend and a Wanderer.
- Mark Woods
Nat Lofthouse, a true Boltonian born and bred. A great centre forward who defenders would dread. A true gent who was just one of us, a shift down the pit then off to Burnden with the fans on the bus. The greatest Wanderer we've ever seen, he was the king, not a drama Queen. At the ripe age of 85, the pearly gates now awaits, Sir Nat Lofthouse joins Heaven's footballing greats, the lion sleeps tonight.
- Damien Stanworth
Quite simply the greatest player Bolton Wanderers Football Club has ever had.
RIP our Lion of Vienna.
- Allan Simmons (Bolton Fan)
RIP Sir Nat Lofthouse. A Legend on the pitch for Bolton and England, a true gentleman off it. A genuine working class hero proud to be a Boltoninan, never will we see the likes of you again. I genuinely have a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye as I see all the tributes.
God bless you Nat
- I. Barnes of FW
I am old enough to remember him playing and, if ever a player led from the front, Nat did. Off the pitch he was a true gentleman and without him BWFC would certainly not be where it is today (it may well not have existed anymore!)
Rest in peace - gone but never forgotten.
- Alan Simkin
First of all I would like to thank Sir Nat Lofthouse for giving my mother so many funny tales from your nights drinking in the Pack Horse in Bolton. You and the lads made her have some realy good memories that will last her forever. And last but by no means least you were and still are a total legend and a fantastic man to know R.I.P. The daddy of BWFC.
- Heather Beeby (Horwich)
I sadly never got to watch Sir Nat, except on film. He was an amazing man and a true Wanderer. May he never be forgotten.
R.I.P Sir Nat Lofthouse
It's a sad time for Bolton Wanderers.
- George Snape - Adlington
Good night Mr BWFC. RIP, you will never be forgotten.
- Chris Partington
R.I.P. Nat Lofthouse. A Bolton legend always! I wish I could have seen him play. My respects and condolenses to his family. A tragic loss to football.
- Tasha Twining (Bolton Wanderers fan)