Sunday, July 25, 2010

Another sad death

I used to enjoy watching snooker many years ago when I lived in the UK: unfortunately pool is a poor substitute for the subtlety of snooker (and it annoys the heck out of me when they use the term "billiards" to refer to it --- billiards is a far more interesting game than pool).
And in the seventies or early eighties, I remember a whirlwind of a player, not always winning, but always a showman, always entertaining.  Alex "Hurricane" Higgins was a joy to watch.
Unfortunately he was also a heavy smoker, and he died this week of a battle with throat cancer.  He was only 61.

Yours, in memoriam,

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