At age 14, he left for England and a career as a jockey. However, he never made the grade because he was too heavy to ride competitively. He returned to Belfast and byaged 16, he had compiled his first maximum break.
In doing so he broke two records - he was the first player to win the tournament at his first appearance and, aged 18, became the youngest winner of the tournament. Higgins led but faded over the stretch. In a match marred by erratic refereeing and a sub-standard table Reardon nevertheless pulled away to win the title for the fifth time, with the final score finishing at 27— Higgins was also the runner-up to Cliff Thorburn inlosing 18—16, after being 9—5 up.
Higgins won the world title for a second time in after beating Reardon 18—15 with a total clearance in the final frame ; it was an emotional as well as professional victory for him.
Higgins would have been ranked No. In the final he trailed Steve Davis 0—7 before producing a famous comeback to win 16— This was the last professional tournament he won, and is often referred to as "The Hurricane's Last Hurrah". Post-retirement[ edit ] After his retirement from the professional game, Higgins spent time playing for small sums of money in and around Northern Ireland. He made appearances in the and Irish Professional Championshipthese comebacks ending in first-round defeats by Garry Hardiman and Joe Delaney respectively.
On 12 Juneit was reported that Higgins had assaulted a referee at a charity match in the jimmy white perte de poids of England.
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Appearing alongside other retired or close-to-retiring professionals, including John ParrottJimmy White, John Virgo and Cliff Thorburn, he faced Thorburn in his match, but lost 2—0.
His highly unusual cueing technique sometimes included a body swerve and movement, as well as a stance that was noticeably higher than that of most brûleur de graisse professionnel hc. The unorthodox play of Higgins was encapsulated in his break of 69, made under unusual pressure, against Jimmy White in the penultimate frame of their World Professional Snooker Championship semi-final in Higgins was 0—59 down in that frame, but managed to compile an extremely challenging clearance during which he was scarcely in jimmy white perte de poids until the colours.
In particular, former world champion Dennis Taylor considers a three-quarter-ball pot on a blue into the green pocket especially memorable, not only for its extreme degree of difficulty but for enabling Higgins to continue the break and keep White off the table and unable to clinch victory at that moment. He went a little too far for ideal position on his next red but the match-saving break was still alive.
A volatile personality got him into frequent fights and arguments, both on and off the snooker table. One of the most serious of these clashes was when he head-butted a tournament official at the UK championship in after an argument.
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This followed another incident at the World Cup, where he repeatedly argued with fellow jimmy white perte de poids and compatriot Dennis Taylor, and threatened to have him shot. For his conduct, Higgins was banned for the rest of the season and all of the next.
Outside snooker[ edit ] Higgins in At the time of his triumph at the World Championship, Higgins had no permanent home and by his own account had recently lived in a row of abandoned houses in Blackburn which were awaiting demolition.
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In one week he had moved into five different houses on the same street, moving down one every time his current dwelling was demolished. Higgins's first marriage was to Cara Hasler in April in Sydney. They had a daughter Christel  and divorced.
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His second marriage was to Lynn Avison in They had a daughter Lauren born late  and son Jordan born March In the same year, Higgins began a relationship with Siobhan Kidd, which ended in after he allegedly hit her with a hairdryer. In Higgins helped a young boy from Manchestera fan of his who had been in a coma for two months. His parents were growing desperate and wrote to Higgins. He recorded messages on tape and sent them to the boy with his best wishes.
He later visited the boy in hospital and played a snooker match he promised to have with him when he recovered.
He reportedly smoked 80 cigarettes a day. Higgins had lost his teeth after intensive radiotherapy used to treat his throat cancer.
It was reported that since losing them he had been living on liquid food, and had become increasingly depressed, even contemplating suicide.
In Clive Everton 's TV documentary The Story of SnookerSteve Davis described Higgins as the "one true genius that snooker has produced",  although the autobiography of a contemporary leading professional Willie Thorne characterised Higgins as "not a great player". Higgins also made the first red clearance in a challenge match in ; it was a break of with the brown as the first "red", and 16 colours: 1 green, 5 pinks and 10 blacks.