View Full Version : Alex "Hurricane" Higgins dies aged 61

Jul 24, 2010, 05:22 PM

A terrible loss. I understand he'd been ill for a long time. He was a weird character. When he was bad, both off and on the table, he was awful. But when he was good he was unstoppable. Love him or hate him there were few players who could hold your attention like him.


Tributes: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/snooker/8852076.stm

Jul 25, 2010, 08:50 AM
RIP, even though I never like snooker much :(

Jul 25, 2010, 09:10 AM
Darn cigarettes :(

What a painful way to go.

Jul 25, 2010, 04:13 PM
A real shame, I still remember staying up late on a school night to watch him play in the 80's.

The photo of him near the end of his life shows what a horrible disease cancer is. (http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Alex-Hurricane-Higgins-Obituary-Highs-And-Lows-Of-UKs-Most-Tempestuous-Snooker-Legend/Article/201007415670451?lpos=Home_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_8&lid=ARTICLE_15670451_Alex_Hurricane_Higgins_Obituary%3A_Highs_And_Lows_Of_UKs_Most_Tempestuous_Snook er_Legend_) :(