Martin Thorpe dies at the age of 62

28 September 2016 16:15
• 16 years a Guardian sports-desk journalist• Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich, 1999 European Cup finalMartin Thorpe, who worked on the Guardian sports desk from 1986 until 2002, has died after a brief illness. He was rediagnosed with cancer earlier this year and passed away at home in Rottingdean, Sussex, on Tuesday. He was 62.Thorpe, a Scunthorpe United fan who maintained links with the supporters’ club in London, began his career with National RockStar in the mid-70s and found his way to The Times as a casual sub-editor and then Eddy Shah’s Today, where he worked on the launch until moving on to the Guardian soon after. He began as a casual sub, finished up as chief sub and ended his Guardian days as a football reporter, his high-water mark being providing the match coverage of Manchester United’s injury-time European Cup win against Bayern Munich at Camp Nou in 1999. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian