Helena Thornfeldt Bio
Helena Thornfeldt was a Professional Billiard Association Hall of Famer. She died on 20th August 2019. She is a native of the Swedish city of Borlange, had been living in the city of Villa Rica, around 35 miles west of Atlanta, in Georgia at the time of her death
We’re terribly saddened to share the news of our dear Helena Thornfeldt’s passing. She was a champion and one of the nicest players you’d ever meet. Our hearts are heavy and all of our love goes out to her family & friends. Rest easy, Sledgehammer. We’ll miss you. We love you. pic.twitter.com/3kMBncBokf
— WPBA (@WPBAbilliards) August 22, 2019
Helena Thornfeldt Age
She was 52 Years Old at the time of her death.
Helena Thornfeldt Profession(Billard)
Sad your gone but glad to have known and competed along side you! Will miss your smile and hilarious personality! Rest easy Helena ‘Sledgehammer’ Thornfeldt! ? pic.twitter.com/rlVRSitTjI
— Kia Sidbury (@poolplayher) August 22, 2019
Thornfeldt, a left-handed player.
In 2002, Thornfeldt won the U.S. Open Championship having finished as runner-up in the competitions in 1996.
On February 2017, Thornfeldt was inducted into the Women’s Professional Billiard Association Hall of Fame.
Linda Pault you hit the nail on the head with this one. I’ve been sitting here for the past couple of hours thinking on what I need to say. I was literally speechless until I seen your post.
Helena Thornfeldt Thank… https://t.co/TM2L9imApg
— Denise Da Bomb Belanger (@Whodabomb) August 22, 2019
Thornfeldt finished in ninth place in the WPBA Masters and 13th place at the WPBA BLU-EMU Southern Open 2019. According to the WPBA’s official website, Thornfeldt was ranked ninth in the U.S. of all professional pool players.
The pool world lost one of its legends. I grew up watching Helena on ESPN playing with such tenacity & grit. I realized later on that she had a tremendous sense of humor. Thank you for your contributions to ladies pool over the years. RIP Helena Thornfeldt. #billiards #ladiespool https://t.co/FK4LZZN8Ye
— Ada Lio (@Ada_Lio) August 22, 2019
Helena Thornfeldt Death
Thornfeldt died on 20th August 2019. No cause of death has been made public regarding Thornfeldt’s sad passing.
Thornfeldt’s sad death was confirmed in a heartbreaking Facebook post from fellow professional pool player Janet Atwell.
Her sad death is being mourned across the professional billiard world. The former U.S. Open Championship winner had just opened a new restaurant her adopted hometown a couple of weeks before her death.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Thornfeldt Was Inducted in the Women’s Professional Billiard Association Hall of Fame in 2017
- Thornfeldt Won the 2002 U.S. Open Championship
- Thornfeldt Was ‘The Best Female Straight Pool Player in the World’
- Thornfeldt Opened a Pizza Restaurant in Georgia Less Than 2 Weeks Before Her Death
- Thornfeldt’s Contemporaries Have Being Paying Tribute to the Legend on Social Media