11.11.08

HALLETT LIVES!

Reports of Mike Hallett's death have been greatly exaggerated.

In fact, they've been made up.

According to this online encyclopedia, Mike "died of medical complications following a stroke he suffered four days before his death. His family are currently seeking compensation from the NHS and Berkshire hospitals for negligence that may have resulted in his death. He was 46."

Indeed, he was 46 but he's now 49.

If Mike has been dead all this time then he's done a remarkable job as a commentator alongside me on Eurosport.

Mike is well and truly alive in more ways than one - he reached the final of the last PIOS event, won his first match in the latest one yesterday and is poised for a return to the main tour.

Whoever wrote the entry has either badly got the wrong end of the stick or maliciously tried to start a rumour.

Either way, I'm happy to confirm that Mike lives.

8 comments:

Ruthie said...

By contrast, my copy of "Snooker Legends and where are they now?" published in 2004 had failed to notice that Cliff Wilson had indeed passed on some years previously. Glad Mike is still with us, and sorry that Cliff isn't.

Anonymous said...

Apparently someone added Mike Hallett's death to Wikipedia as a sick joke back in 2006. Of course, it has been corrected there long time ago but not on all other web sites who copy-paced their content from Wikipedia.

cheers,
Eric

Anonymous said...

Apparently someone added Mike Hallett's death to Wikipedia as a sick joke back in 2006. Of course, it has been corrected there long time ago but not on all other web sites who copy-paced their content from Wikipedia.

cheers,
Eric

Anonymous said...

not my favourite commentator, but far from the worst. he was a very good player in his heyday and good that he is still playing as well as tv work. wish him all the best...."chip off the reds"

Janie Watkins said...

We've had a good luagh here at the PIOS and so has Mike who sheepishly admitted that "My game may have died in 2006 but I didn't"!!

He's just gone on for his round two match in the PIOS - and after his great run in the last event, is already up to number 6 in the rankings and very well placed now to secure a return to the Main Tour next season.

which could be amusing as he might have to commentate on his own matches!

Janie Watkins said...

As a follow up to the Mike Hallett undead reports, Joe Jogia tells us that a very similar story circulated recently about former pro bad-boy Joe O'Boye

the story spread like wildfire in clubs in the London area that Joe O'Boye was sadly demised and Joe Jogia and friends thought they'd seen a ghost last week when Joe (O'Boye) breezed into a club in Wembley very much alive and well.

Matt@PSB said...

Mike was alive and well when I bumped into him at the Premier League in Sheffield the other week, I even have phot evidence to prove it! Click on my name with this post to see for yourself.

Matt@PSB said...

And he wins again today in the PIOS, keep it up Mike!