Friend and fellow player Mary Kenniston in a recent photo with Wade Crane.
Legendary pool player Wade Crane was killed in a car accident in Knoxville, Tennessee on Christmas Day. Wade, aka Billy Johnson and nicknamed "Boom Boom" was a former 8 and 9-Ball champion, voted by his peers to have the best 9-Ball break in history.
In the 80s he shot a perfect Accustats score, the first and only player to ever do so in competition (he won that event, the Resorts International 9-Ball Championship in Atlantic City, NJ).
Wade was a frequent contributor to Pool & Billiard Magazine and most recently was a player rep for the new Accurak. In fact, Wade is featured in the January issue of P&B in this month's Shark Bytes.
Wade Crane will be truly missed by so many in the pool world -- our best wishes go out to all Wade's family and friends...
Wade at the 2010 Super Billiards Expo in March