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Posted: 24 Jul 10, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Former world snooker champion Alex Higgins has died aged 61 after a long battle against throat cancer.

The two-time world champion, a heavy smoker, was reportedly found dead in his flat in Belfast on Saturday.

Recent newspaper pictures showed a painfully thin Higgins in Spain after his hopes of having surgery to get new teeth had been dashed.

Higgins lost all his teeth during his cancer treatment but was not deemed fit enough to have the surgery.

The Northern Irishman Higgins had been suffering from throat cancer for more than a decade and he blamed his illness largely on the cigarette makers who sponsored his sport

His weight had reportedly plummeted to only seven stone as he had to have all his food pureed because eating in a normal fashion had become excruciating.

Friends of the controversial snooker legend had raised around £20,000 to enable Higgins to have the surgery in Spain.

However, he was deemed too frail to undergo the operation by the Spanish medics.




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Posted: 24 Jul 10, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is where i got the news from

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/snooker/8852020.stm


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Posted: 24 Jul 10, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Poor Alex.  A horrible way to go. Some great memories left behind.


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Posted: 24 Jul 10, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

like my uncle who of died of smoke related cancer i think this man will regret all the cigarettes now that he is in a coffin ...... it takes too many lives of

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Posted: 25 Jul 10, 04:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the word "legend" is over used but not for this man.
RIP Hurricane proper Legend,the Oliver Reed of the snooker world :-D


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

im gonna ride the wild wind!

its_a_hard_life wrote:you nutcase you rule!

joxer replies: but in a nice way :-]