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Posted 20 March 2006 - 04:36 PM

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Mr Higgins is 57 today, by the way.

57! I met him about 5 weeks ago, looks rough as anything, thought he was about 70! :D

A good candidate for DL 2007 then.

If I remember correctly, I heard one news report back in the 90's that Higgins used to drink vodka during his tournaments.

Well, now that's he's made it to 57, he's outlived Bill Werbeniuk who sadly only made it to be 56 before he passed away

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:50 AM

View Postthe who, on Oct 19 2005, 05:58 AM, said:

see joe the other day he is fine form dont worry about that!!!!!

RE: Jo O'Boye
Saw him in Leicester just the other day and he looke like a serious alcoholic who had just sh*t hias trousers. Would be a solid bet for 2007 but I suspect that only you, me and those who have been in his mini-cab have heard of him.
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:30 AM

didn't your mum tell you about drinking with the funny smelling people on park benches?

higgins is one of those burroughs/lemmy types whose body chemistry has somehow been strangely perverted by his excesses. research on these guys would not only reveal much about longevity, but would also prevent a few scientists cutting up cuddly bunnies for as long as their grants lasted. never mind which snooker player of that older generations LOOKS ill, it's going to be the bugger with the most cholesterol in their concrete arteries. the seventies and eighties guys drank a lot, smoked a lot, and probably ate too many cheap kebabs and refried chips. make a list and throw a dart (but that's another matter entirely...)

although, on looks alone you'd bet on steve davies to die of acute ennui

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 03:16 PM

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lospalmas7, on Jul 27 2005, 09:11 PM, said:

Alex Higgins is not in particularly good health, maybe he could be a candidate.
Higgins will outlive us all. He's 'beaten' throat cancer (probably no tumour could live long in that body) and is still smoking away. His booze intake is legendarily still the same as ever. And that's only the legal substances...

He OD'd on headache pills sometime in the 1980s, and somehow his liver managed to process them all and he recovered in days. Someone should get his DNA sequenced so we can see if immortality lies in his genes.


You can bet on that, Hurricane is no loser. He'll be around for many a year to torment all those who wrongly tormented him. Many of those will be long gone before him.

You can never put a good man or a real fighter down.

Who wants to put him on your sick list can dream on. Alex is here to stay for decades to come, snooker pro or not

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 05:55 PM

But for the grace of God and the lack of talent in snooker, I imagine.......
It is surely better to be pissed off than pissed on

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:05 PM

No health news, but Hurricane Higgins still playing so maybe he's not on death's door yet.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:19 AM

Without wanting to be overly-controversial, it says a lot about the unpredictable nature of death when 27-year-old Paul Hunter can succumb to cancer relatively quickly and Alex "Hurricane" Higgins can seem to battle every demon in his body for years.

Although I will forgive Higgins for everthing after he urinated in a plant pot at a tournament.

I reckon he'll be around, or at least a withered part of him will be, for a long time yet.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:04 PM

View PostDr Hackenslash, on Oct 10 2006, 11:19 AM, said:

I will forgive Higgins for everthing after he urinated in a plant pot at a tournament.

I reckon he'll be around, or at least a withered part of him will be, for a long time yet.
That's more than can be said for the poor plant he pissed on.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:38 PM

On the other hand if the others die off at a rapid rate, he might be world champion again. Could name his price for the movie rights as and when that happens.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 06:50 PM

View Postthe who, on Oct 19 2005, 05:58 AM, said:

see joe the other day he is fine form dont worry about that!!!!!

I saw him the other day too (more recent obviously). He looked like death. Any more ideas on soon to be deceased snooker players anyone?
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 08:53 PM

Doug Mountjoy, for one.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 05:30 PM

I have found the answer to my own question.
Apparently Patsy Houlihan died last month.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:28 PM

Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins, frail, poor, lacking his bottom teeth and still reckoning he can make the top 40 snooker players in the world.
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:32 PM

Drinking pints of Guinness, attacking a ref, dancing a jig at the table... All in a day's work for the "people's champion." But look at that picture. Can't be long left for Belfast's finest:

http://www.sportinglife.com/story_get.cgi?...ual_121905.html

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:00 AM

View PostDr Hackenslash, on Oct 10 2006, 10:19 AM, said:

Without wanting to be overly-controversial, it says a lot about the unpredictable nature of death when 27-year-old Paul Hunter can succumb to cancer relatively quickly and Alex "Hurricane" Higgins can seem to battle every demon in his body for years.

Although I will forgive Higgins for everthing after he urinated in a plant pot at a tournament.

I reckon he'll be around, or at least a withered part of him will be, for a long time yet.

Paul Hunter died?
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:26 PM

View PostYouth in Asia, on Jun 27 2007, 01:00 AM, said:

Paul Hunter died?

Yes, last year. It was widely covered in the news, and we had a fair few ranters here.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:53 PM

Former World No. 12 ranked snooker player, Chris Small is suffering from a spinal disease.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 06:45 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jul 22 2007, 06:53 PM, said:

Former World No. 12 ranked snooker player, Chris Small is suffering from a spinal disease.

Very peculiar how Small thinks Higgins got £20k because 'his face fits'. Higgins has had more run-ins with the snooker authorities than everyone else combined.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:06 AM

View PostM.Lawrenson, on Jul 22 2007, 07:45 PM, said:

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Jul 22 2007, 06:53 PM, said:

Former World No. 12 ranked snooker player, Chris Small is suffering from a spinal disease.

Very peculiar how Small thinks Higgins got £20k because 'his face fits'. Higgins has had more run-ins with the snooker authorities than everyone else combined.

Given the ravages that Alex's face has undergone in recent years, I doubt if it fits anywhere any more!

By the way, why is Torres shaking hands with Ronnie Corbett in the "RELATED VIDEO" link to the right of the link included above?
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 08:23 PM

I am re-reading a biography of Alex Higins at the moment and I agree with Ray Reardon's comment that Higgins wil probably outlive most of his contemporaries through sheer cunningness.
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