Alex Higgins 1949 – 2010.
I met Alex ‘The Hurricane’ Higgins in Manchester, at the G-Mex Football Show. He wandered in and asked where ‘hospitality’ was, having a display of paintings on exhibition I told him he was here ! We chatted about his by then nomadic and short-term ‘guest snooker’ activities and the fact of his being born at least a decade too early. Though he seemed to often click into being a prickly character with an ever-ready short fuse – I remember him leaving me feeling truly concerned for his general inner well-being. WHAT A PHENOMENAL SNOOKER PLAYER !
Alex Higgins painting circa 1983 UK Championships Snooker.
‘When he walked into the room, you didn’t know what was going to happen’
‘Oliver Reed gave him a bottle of scent and he drank it because he would drink anything’ … Tony Stenson, Mirror