O’Sullivan paid tribute to Hunter following his 7th win of the grand title in Masters.
Hunter was tragically killed 10 years ago at the young age of 27. He was a professional that brought a combination of beauty and skill to the game. His skill was one of a kind, only similarly matched by O’Sullivan, who broke a record with 7 titles in a row.
O’Sullivan’s trophy was named in Hunter’s honor, a touching and fitting gesture. It was presented by Hunter’s father, Alan.
Hunter was a darling to his fans, full of life and a winner of the Masters Championship three times in a row. He is honored not just for his outstanding achievements, but for the type of man he was, dearly missed by all who knew him.
Hunter’s family have done their grieving privately. This gesture must have been a very emotional ordeal for them, flooding memories of their son, father, and husband Hunter.
Hunter’s father handled the entire event with strength and dignity, although he said the loss and grief are sometimes difficult for him and his wife.
Hopefully, the tribute showed Hunter’s family that they are not alone in their grief, and how dearly Hunter is missed and remembered by lovers of snooker and his fans.