BirthdayMarch 18, 1949
BirthplaceBelfast, UK

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Alex Higgins

    Full name: Alex Higgins
    Also known as: Alex Higgins, Higgins, Alex
    Professions: snooker player

  2. Alex Higgins Death information

    Died: Friday, 1st of January, 2010 (Age: 60)

  3. Alex Higgins Biography

    Alexander Gordon "Alex" Higgins (18 March 1949 – 24 July 2010) was a Northern Irish professional snooker player. Nicknamed Hurricane Higgins because of his fast play, he was World Champion in 1972 and 1982, and runner-up in 1976 and 1980. He won the UK Championship in 1983 and the Masters in 1978 and 1981, making him one of nine players to have completed snooker's Triple Crown. He was also World Doubles champion with Jimmy White in 1984, and won the World Cup three times with the All Ireland team.Higgins came to be known as the "People's Champion" because of his popularity, and is often credited with having brought the game of snooker to a wider audience, contributing to its peak in popularity in the 1980s. He had a reputation as an unpredictable and difficult character. He was a heavy smoker, struggled with drinking and gambling, and admitted to using cocaine and marijuana. Diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998, Higgins died of the illness in his Belfast home on 24 July 2010.

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