View Full Version : R.I.P. Alex "Hurricane" Higgins

07-25-2010, 01:24 PM
There are tributes and pictures linked from the article here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/snooker/8852020.stm).

The snooker players of the 1970s and 1980s were a big part of my childhood. It was very sad to hear of Alex Higgins' deteriorating health over the years, and I always hoped it would all turn around for him. Rest in peace, Alex Higgins. You are missed.

07-25-2010, 04:31 PM

What a character.

07-25-2010, 07:18 PM

07-25-2010, 07:48 PM
He was a psycho, basically.

dolores haze
07-25-2010, 07:50 PM
He made snooker interesting, but he was a bit of a nutter.

07-25-2010, 07:53 PM
I'd love to see Steve Davis headbutt an official.

07-25-2010, 07:55 PM
an interesting nutter - great to watch, esp against Davis.

07-25-2010, 07:58 PM
I cried laughing when I heard he'd said of Bestie, "What a waste...He shoulda stuck to the Guinness like I told him."

07-27-2010, 07:35 PM
From today (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2010/jul/27/ferrari-cheating-alonso-massa)'s Guardian:

Alex Higgins was something of a hero until I made my first visit to the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield many years ago and was told a story about him inviting out a sponsorship girl. When she said no he allegedly head-butted her, which was not exactly sporting.Who says romance is dead?

Mr Flibble
07-28-2010, 01:08 AM
He was a psycho, basically.

Yeah but he wouldn't have been half so much fun to watch otherwise...

He was the reason I got into watching snooker. Poor old Alex.

I'd love to see Steve Davis headbutt an official. I saw him play a charity gig - tricks and stuff - pissed as a fart. He was actually pretty funny.