Peter Dyke, one of the most important figures in snooker's rise to the big time, has died.
Peter appeared in the presentation party of every World Championship final at the Crucible under Embassy's sponsorship through his various roles with Imperial Tobacco.
He helped bring in millions for the players and was an enthusiastic supporter of the sport.
Peter's gregarious nature ensured his after dinner speeches were full of outrageous jokes and lots of laughs. He never took himself too seriously and will be sadly missed.