Alex Higgins

Snooker Player

Birthday March 18, 1949

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Ireland

DEATH DATE Jul 24, 2010 (61)

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Professional Snooker player who was the World Champion in 1972 and 1982.

Before Fame

He began playing snooker at age 11, and honed his skills at the local YMCA.


Considered one of the most popular snooker players ever, he was often known by his nickname, Hurricane Higgins.

Family Life

He was married twice, and had two children, a son and a daughter.

Associated With

He won a World Doubles Championship with Jimmy White.