Snooker: Morgan hit by second tragedy

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Darren Morgan, a quarter-finalist at the World Championship, was struck by a second tragedy in six months yesterday when his 62-year-old father, Morgan, died suddenly at his home in Cwmfelinfach, Gwent, yesterday. The cause of death is not known, writes Guy Hodgson.

Morgan, the world No 9, broke down in tears at the Crucible after his second-round win over Ronnie O'Sullivan as he remembered his mother, Cynthia, who died in November after a long battle against cancer. "I realise no amount of moaning will bring her back," he said. "But if she is looking down on me I hope she is smiling.''

Morgan is a stablemate of Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty, who are contesting the final in Sheffield.

His manager, Ian Doyle, said: "It has been a traumatic season for Darren and this is a desperate way to end it. Everyone at Team G de Z is thinking of him at this time.''