Terrible news. Peter Thompson was my all time favourite winger. Watched him so many times, always a buzz of anticipation when he got the ball. He would show it to the full back then an amazing turn of pace, burn off the full back leaving him floundering.
He had fantastic close control and dribbling skill but more than anything it was that amazing turn of pace from virtually a standing start. Could lash them in right or left foot. A real privilege and pleasure to have been lucky enough to see him play. Probably suffered from Alf Ramsey not playing wingers, but for that he would've won more than the 16 caps he gained.
RIP Peter Thompson