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Darts legend Andy Fordham dies as tributes pour in for former BDO World Champion


Former BDO World Champion Andy Fordham has sadly handed away on the age of simply 59.

The Viking was a preferred determine with followers and his crowning second got here in 2004 when he was BDO World Champion, beating Mervyn King within the last.

Fordham was BDO World Champion in 2004

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Fordham was BDO World Champion in 2004

In 2004, he confronted Phil Taylor, the reigning PDC World Champion, in a match billed as ‘The Showdown’, however was compelled to withdraw attributable to sickness.

Fordham additionally received the 1999 Winmau World Grasp throughout an illustrious profession.

Tributes poured in from the darts group following the unhappy information of his dying.

Fellow former world champ Adrian Lewis tweeted: “Unhappy to listen to the passing of a legend Andy Fordham our ideas are along with his household.”

Fordham has sadly died aged 59

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Fordham has sadly died aged 59

Matthew Edgar wrote: “Unhappy to see the passing of a legend at present. RIP Andy Fordham.”

Kevin Painter mentioned: “Completely devasted to listen to the information that Andy Fordham has handed away, a darting legend and one of many nicest guys on the planet, ideas are with the household at the moment.. RIP Andy.”

Glen Durrant posted a photograph of himself with Fordham and wrote: “RIP Andy Fordham #Legend.”

It is a breaking information story. Extra updates will comply with shortly.

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