Darts legend Eric Bristow, the ‘Crafty Cockney’, has passed away aged 60. The five-time world champion is a true legend of the oche, and his sudden passing has shaken the sport to its very core. Bristow was attending the Premier League’s ‘Judgment Night’, and suffered a heart attack.
As word filtered through of his passing, there was a stunning tribute from all those in attendance.
A touching tribute from the Liverpool crowd as news of five-time World Champion Eric Bristow MBE passing away, reaches darts fans around the World pic.twitter.com/UxVXZCMg9S
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) April 5, 2018
Bristow helped spearhead darts’ rise in popularity, as he won five World Championship titles in the 1980s. More recently, when he hung up his arrows he turned his hand to media, frequently appearing on Sky Sports and offering expert insights on the game as it turned into a true global sport.