I’m No Angel

Published on 1st February 2016 by

I’m No Angel is a one hour long old authorised documentary (we think from 1991?) about Alex Higgins, at one time the the worlds most controversial snooker star, famous not only for his sporting brilliance but many controversial incidents including one where he headbutted a match official at a major tournament. The documentary features interviews with various fellow pros and other leading figures from the sport including his manager Barry Hearn.

Higgins smoked 60 cigarettes a day for many years and had cancerous growths removed from his mouth twice, in 1994 and 1996, and in 1998 was found to have developed throat cancer. Despite his illness he continued to smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol, he was found dead in his flat in 2010 at the age of 61. Despite once having been worth £4m he died broke and living on disability benefits. The BBC produced a documentary to celebrate his life which was screened in 2010, Alex Higgins: The People’s Champion.


Higgins’ autobiography was published in 2007, a few years prior to his death, From the Eye of the Hurricane: My Story is a Sunday Times Bestseller and is available in paperback, hardback and kindle editions.

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