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Andy Fordham dead latest – Darts legend was ‘terrified of dying’ from Covid as The Viking dies from major organ failure

HOW DID ANDY FORDHAM ENTER THE DARTS SCENE?

The Bristol-born thrower entered the scene with a run to the BDO semi-finals in 1995 before finally claiming the trophy nine years later, following a stunning comeback victory over Raymond van Barneveld in the semis.

He beat Mervyn King in the final to add the world crown to his 1999 Masters title.

That set up a Sky Box Office encounter with PDC champion Phil Taylor, which saw Fordham retire mid-game due to health concerns.

Despite shedding a colossal amount of weight, his darts career began to slump and he took time off to re-hone his skills.

Fordham made a number of attempts to return to the top but his final tournament came in March 2018 with a failed go at qualifying for the Masters.

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