Steve Prest, a former professional and coach, has died suddenly at the age of 43.
Prest coached Shaun Murphy to victory at the 2005 World Championship and was in Neil Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan’s corner at the Crucible this year.
He worked with youngsters in his native Yorkshire and was an accredited World Snooker coach.
He was found dead at his home on Friday.
Steve was an affable bloke and well regarded as a coach. His death at such a young age has come as a terrible shock to his many friends in the snooker world.
We here at Snooker Scene send our sympathies to his family.