Eric Bristow: Five-time darts world champion dies aged 60


Five-time world darts champion Eric Bristow has died at the age of 60.

The news was announced by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), which said Bristow died on Thursday following a heart attack.

Bristow, world champion five times between 1980 and 1986, also won five World Masters titles and was a founder player when the PDC was formed in 1993.

PDC chairman Barry Hearn said he would “always be a legend in the world of darts and British sport”.

He added: “He was a tremendous player and a huge character and even after his retirement fans would travel for miles to meet him and see him play.

“Eric was never afraid of controversy, but he spoke as he found and was honest and straightforward, which is what people admired about him.

“The PDC, and the sport of darts, will miss him.”

More to follow.



Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/darts/43663426

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