Saturday, 24 July 2010

Alex Higgins dies

Former Snooker champion Alex Higgins has died today, Higgins had been battling throat cancer and had recently been looking frail. The 61 year old body was found in a block of flats.

Alex Higgins would be remembered as the original people's champion and the man who transformed the popularity of the sport. Snooker promoter Barry Hearn said, "I have known him for nearly 40 years,"

"He was the major reason for snooker's popularity in the early days. He was controversial at times, but he always played the game in the right spirit. We will miss him – he was the original people's champion." Best Blogger Tips
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