From the BWFC Official site
Bolton Wanderers are saddened to hear of the death of former player Chris Thompson over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Thompson, aged 52, progressed through the club's youth team and went onto make a total of 81 senior appearances for the Trotters between 1977 and 1983.
In total, the Walsall-born midfielder netted 20 goals for the club, a number of which proved pivotal in preserving Wanderers' Division Two status at the time, when playing alongside the likes of Sam Allardyce, Peter Reid, Alan Gowling, Paul Jones and Neil Whatmore.
After a loan spell with Lincoln City 1983, he was eventually sold onto Blackburn Rovers during the following close season.
The club would like to extend its condolences to Chris' close family and friends at this difficult time.http://www.bwfc.co.uk/page/General/0,,1 ... 58,00.html