Alex Higgins Dies Aged 61

by Punter's Hero on July 24, 2010

in Latest News, Snooker

Alex Higgins the former double world snooker champion has died. Higgins, aged 61 had been fighting throat cancer for a good few years and had appeared to be in poor health for some time.

During the last year his weight had dropped to a reported seven stone plus he was in such bad health he was deemed not well enough even to have teeth surgery after friends raised over £20,000 to pay for the treatment.

Higgins has recently caused a stir in the snooker world by claiming that he knew of at least top snooker players who had taken money to lose matches. He also recently claim that he was offered £18,000 in 1979 to lose a game plus was offered £20,000 a decade later to throw a game.

Higgins was known as ‘Hurricane’ during his playing days due to rapid way he played the game.

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