Belfast Telegraph

Higgy: It's too painful to swallow this stuff

Withered Alex Higgins stretches out his hands to point towards a hoard of food he couldn’t stomach eating — just before he starved to death.

These heartbreaking final pictures of the once-mighty Hurricane were taken when he invited Sunday Life to video him at his cramped Belfast flat. Our haunting footage — which is the last ever video of Higgins alive — shows how the tragic cueman spent his dying days shuffling round his humble home like a walking skeleton. And as we filmed Higgins in his kitchen, he turned to our cameraman and whispered: “I’ve enough food in here to feed an army, but I can’t eat a bite. It’s too painful to swallow this stuff now.”

Watch our exclusive video here.

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