Saturday, July 24, 2010

Alex Hurrican Higgins - snooker genius - dies aged 61

tonight I learned of the death of one of my personal heroes... 1983 World Snooker Champion Alex (Hurricane) Higgins has passed away. Alex had been suffering from throat cancer and he'd become a shadow of his former self in recent years (reports are emerging that he starved himself to death) but let's remember him at his flambuoyant best.

Here he is showing just how to clear a table, from 1982:

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