THE funeral of Alex "Hurricane" Higgins will take place next Monday at St Anne's Cathedral.
Despite speculation that he would be buried from Belfast city hall in a service similar to that of fellow sporting hero George Best, it is believed Higgins's family want his funeral to be held at St Anne's, where his parents were married.
There are also unconfirmed reports that the south Belfast snooker ace was christened there.
Speaking to the News Letter, a spokesperson for Belfast city council said Higgins's funeral arrangements were "a matter for the family", and confirmed that no approach had been made to hold the funeral at city hall.
It is believed the Higgins family still do not know the cause of his death, although a post-mortem examination was due to be carried out yesterday.
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