Tributes pour in as the sporting world pays respect to darting icon Eric Bristow

Jamie Shaw in Off The Oche 6 Apr 2018
Bristow entertained crowds worldwide for over 30 years (credit:PDC)

Tributes have flooded in for darts legend Eric Bristow after he passed away on Thursday evening aged 60.

Arguably the sport’s first global superstar, Bristow was World Champion five times between 1980-1986 and also won five World Masters titles during a glittering career.
 
Bristow was one of the founder players when the PDC was formed in 1993 as the sport's leading stars broke away from the British Darts Organisation and was instrumental in helping darts reach its' great heights of today.
 
Nicknamed 'The Crafty Cockney', Bristow was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame in 2005 alongside great rival John Lowe, and since retiring from competition at the end of 2007 remained a popular figure on the exhibition circuit.
 
Bristow also worked as a TV pundit and spotter for Sky Sports, was awarded the MBE for his services to sport in 1989 and appeared on ITV's "I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here" in 2012.

Players, fans and colleagues from all corners of the global have taken to social paid their tributes to Bristow...







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Tributes pour in as the sporting world pays respect to darting icon Eric Bristow

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