Thursday 17 January 2019

Darts mourns death of legend Bristow Sportsdesk

Five-time world champion Eric Bristow has died aged 60 after suffering a heart attack, the Professional Darts Corporation has announced.

Bristow, known as the 'Crafty Cockney', was the biggest name in darts throughout the 1980s - the beginning of the sport's television boom.

He was a founding member of the PDC in 1993 and mentored the sport's next dominant player Phil Taylor.

A PDC statement read: "The Professional Darts Corporation is deeply saddened to announce that five-time world champion Eric Bristow MBE passed away on Thursday evening following a heart attack."

Irish Independent

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