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r.i.p. the hurricane

  • 24-07-2010 6:22pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 140 ✭✭hotspur147

    alex higgins has reportedly been found dead in his apartment today.



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,900 ✭✭✭✭Ghost Train

    Just saw this on skynews. RIP

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭Macker1

    RIP...... A true genius in his heyday and very much a great entertainer of the game. :(:(

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,352 ✭✭✭daveyboy_1ie

    RIP.........a true legend of the game

  • Registered Users Posts: 35 pholland

    was a master in his day.. always scared the opposition....r.i.p.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,148 ✭✭✭rednik

    RIP. The man was just an enigma.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,612 ✭✭✭flutered

    thanks for the memories alex

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,552 ✭✭✭jaykay74

    great memories watching him as a kid. loved snooker at the time. don't watch it these days.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,635 ✭✭✭paconnors

    RIP Huricane Higgins

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,608 ✭✭✭✭okidoki987

    Snooker genius.
    Was the idol of many and start of players like Jimmy White & Ronnie O'S.
    Will be missed by thousands.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,580 ✭✭✭hynesie08

    There's an old expression that says "I wouldn't wish death on them" but constantly reading about his battle with his demons in the papers i can say that i wouldn't wish the last years of his life on anyone. hopefully in the afterlife he can find the peace he never found in this one.

    R.I.P hurricane

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,256 ✭✭✭FlawedGenius

    Ruined himself. RIP.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,487 ✭✭✭aDeener

    Ruined himself. RIP.

    your username sums the hurricane up. rip, legend

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

    only 61 i taught he was older

    a one off he'll be missed RIP

  • Registered Users Posts: 126 ✭✭crow_eat_crow

    He was the most entertaining player ever. You just never knew what he'd do next. Some of his shots... RIP Alex

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,342 ✭✭✭JohnC.

    RIP. One of the great sporting figures of my childhood.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,907 ✭✭✭✭Kristopherus

    RIP Hurricane. A legend in every sense of the word.

  • Registered Users Posts: 741 ✭✭✭Arthurdaly

    A short but eventful life RIP Alex Higgins. You inspired many, well done and you will be remembered!!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭rccaulfield

    Condolences to family and friends!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,256 ✭✭✭FlawedGenius

    Arthurdaly wrote: »
    A short but eventful life RIP Alex Higgins. You inspired many, well done and you will be remembered!!!
    Short career anyway. Tbh hes been in pain years.

  • Registered Users Posts: 45,527 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy

    A sad day for the sport. Tragic how his life turned out in the end. RIP Alex.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'

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  • Registered Users Posts: 948 ✭✭✭THEIRISHMOB

    A legend
    A genius
    An Irish man
    A father
    An inspiration

    Alex Higgins ....always loved and remembered
    Hope they have snooker tables in Heaven…..I'll look forward to a frame together.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,045 ✭✭✭Vince135792003

    When Higgins was at his peak, it seems that those running snooker were terrified of him and maybe rightly so. They were glad to see the back of him.

    Today, Barry Hearn would love a Alex Higgins. Higgins epitomises what snooker needs today.

    He was talented, arrogant, vulnerable, charismatic and unpredictable who connected with the general public positively and negatively.

    He was a star.

    Rest in peace Alex.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

    lets remember the good times.......

  • Registered Users Posts: 741 ✭✭✭Arthurdaly

    fryup wrote: »
    lets remember the good times.......

    **** me, absolute class!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,844 ✭✭✭patrickc

    alex was a legend his book was great too. Youll be missed R.I.P

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,994 ✭✭✭10green bottles

    The man who made snooker has passed.

    RIP Alex and sympathy to the family.
    The memories you leave will live on forever.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,791 ✭✭✭JJJJNR

    RIP a legend of the game, used to love watching him play.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,767 ✭✭✭Scotty #

    His reaction to winning the 1982 World Championship is one of my favourite sporting moments. It's quiet sad how is life turned out but I'm glad to see his suffering is finally over. According to Jimmy Whites biography, he once saw Alex get back to back 147's in an exhibition match they were playing years ago.

    A true legend of Snooker and Sport!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭bassy

    i got hes autograph at goffs back in the early 90,s and yep he was well sloshed.the man made snooker,R.I.P hurricane.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭KittyeeTrix

    I'm not a huge snooker fan but Higgins was a legend and will be missed!!