Everyone here at Snooker Scene sends our sympathies to Jimmy White whose father, Tommy, died today at the age of 88.
Tommy was a regular fixture on the circuit and his friendly, cheerful manner never wavered despite all those Crucible disappointments.
Like all Jimmy's fans, Tommy experienced many highs and lows over the years but remained immensely proud of his son's achievements.
When Jimmy won the 2004 Players Championship in Glasgow, Tommy leapt out of the crowd to embrace his son and the man he beat in the final, Paul Hunter, also now sadly gone.
The moment was sweeter for Jimmy - and everyone who knew Tommy - because his dad was there to celebrate with him.