Darts legend Eric Bristow dies aged 60 from heart attack

Eric Bristow has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack, the Professional Darts Corpor

Eric Bristow has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack, the Professional Darts Corporation has announced. Picture: ADAM BUTLER/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

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 founder member of the PDC in 1993 and mentored the sport’s next dominant player Phil Taylor. Bristow received an MBE in 1989.

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.”


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