Snooker Hero Dennis Taylor Recovers From Appendix After Operation, Happy To Be Back With Wife And Children

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Snooker Hero Dennis Taylor Recovers From Appendix After Operation, Happy To Be Back With Wife And Children

Quick Fact Check

  • Date of Birth 1949-01-19
  • Age 70 Years 8 Month(s)
  • Nationality British
  • Profession Retired Professional Snooker Player
  • Zodiac Sign Capricorn
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Father Tom Taylor
  • Mother Annie Taylor
  • Son/s Damian Taylor, Brendan Taylor, Cameron Taylor
  • Daughter/s Amber Taylor, Denise Taylor
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Louise Taylor
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Ex-Wife Trish
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Income £1,426,294 (Career Earnings)
  • Career 1972–2000
  • Height/ How Tall? 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight 78 kg (171.96 lbs)
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color White
  • Eye Color Brown

Most sportspersons have a short professional life, and after retirement, rest of their lives gets measured by the achievements, awards or criticisms that they earned. However, not all sports have an age limit, and Dennis Taylor made the most of it.

Dennis Taylor is a billiard legend and a source of inspiration to anyone interested in that sport. However, the snooker legend was taken to the hospital bed but recovered soon enough. Let’s look at the details.

Snooker Hero Recovers After Operation

During the ongoing 2016 Snooker World Championships in Sheffield, BBC commentator Dennis Taylor - who himself was a former pro of the billiard before retiring in 2000 - was not feeling well.

As his condition deteriorated, he was rushed immediately to a hospital where he underwent surgery to remove his appendix.

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Shortly after the surgery, the situation was back to normal as the doctors successfully got rid of his appendix without any consequences at the Royal General Hospital. He later thanked his well-wishers and the hospital team for their work and mentioned that the team was fantastic.

To nobody’s surprise, he had a long row of visitors with plenty of well-wishes and "get well soon messages." Taylor, who was in the hospital for several days, missed the World Championships.

Married Life - Wife & Children/Grandkids

To talk about his personal life, Dennis Taylor married his wife Louise Taylor in 2001. Together, the pair parents two children, Cameron and Amber. The duo's daughter Amber was born in November 2006. 

Louise recieved her master's degree in Design from Wrexham Glyndwr University in November 2018. 

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He previously was married to a woman named Trish with whom he shared a daughter named Denise and sons, Damien & Brendan.

Dennis Taylor with his wife Trish (right) and daughter Denise circa 1985 (Photo:

Dennis’ eldest son Damien got married on June 2015.

Adding to the growing titles that he owns, the champion snooker player became a grandfather for the first time in 2015. Two years later, his rejoiced as he welcomed his second grandkid named Sophia.

Dennis' Wiki-Like-Bio

Born on the 19th of January in the year 1949, Dennis grew up in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

The 70-year-old is the son of a lorry driver. He lived with his father and six siblings in a two-bedroom terrace house.

The legendary snooker player currently spends his retirement in a small village-town, Llay near Wrexham in North Wales. He has been a resident of Llay since 2003.

As for his job, the world famous retired professional snooker player turned TV pundit works as a BBC snooker commentator

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Apart from being the world best at the sport, he has many other talents; he is an actor and a writer. Mostly known for his work in Touch Me in the Morning, Murphy's Law and The Kenny Everett Television Show, he has also made guest appearances on They Think It's All Over, A Question of Sport, Russian Roulette, and The Weakest Link.

About His Net Worth

Being the very best in snooker earned Dennis all the fame and respect he could ever ask for during a lifetime.

Alongside fame, his very successful career has undoubtedly earned him an impressive amount of wealth. His most remarkable feat is clinching the 1985 World Championship. Dennis potted the black against Steve Davis and made £60,000 in just ten seconds.

However, his net worth is not revealed directly to the media, but his name got included in the list of Snooker Millionaires, a list of millionaire snooker players by Wikipedia. According to the list, he has a bank balance of about $18 million.