Snooker is in shock at the sudden death of former professional snooker player Steve Lemmens (above, on the left) at the age of just 44.
The Belgian Professional, who played in the 90's ranked at a peak of 167 in the world. He made the last 32 of the Welsh Open in 1993, losing to John Parrot 5-2.
Gutted. Remember him making a max in 1996 world amateur in New Zealand. RIP Steve.
Gutted…remember what a talented player he was..can’t understand this..RIP.
Lemmens also appeared on TV’s 'Big Break' alongside John Parrot and Ken Doherty in 1994.
Mark Selby, last years winner is is out!
John Higgins, runner-up last year, is out!
Barry Hawkins, beaten semi-finalist last year, is out!
Ding Junhui, beaten semi-finalist last year, is out!
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