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Tributes flood in for Sid Waddell

Posted on 14/08/2012 in Other

Tributes have been flooding in for the man known as the Voice of Darts.

Sid Waddell lost his battle with cancer last weekend and the sport is currently mourning his loss.

Throughout a career that begin in the 70s, Waddel's commentary often proved to be as exciting as the oche action with phrases like "there's only one word for that – magic darts" and "when Alexander of Macedonia was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer … Bristow's only 27."

Perhaps he will be most missed by darts fans when the PDC is next on television in October 17th.

Darts rolls into the World Grand Prix at Dublin and all the legends of the game including 15-time World Champion Phil Taylor set to be there – except Sid.

Other figures from darts' illustrious history who have stated that they will miss him include John Lowe, Bobby George and Wayne Mardle.

While fellow broadcasters Dave Clark and Jeff Stelling also paid tribute to Waddell.