Kyle Anderson: Darts world pays tribute to Australian who has died aged 33

Kyle Anderson: Darts world pays tribute to Australian who has died aged 33

Kyle Anderson celebrates in his First Round match against Xiaochen Zong of China at the 2020 William Hill World Darts ChampionshipAnderson recorded a nine-dart end on the 2014 World Championship – solely seven different gamers have achieved darting perfection within the sport’s greatest occasion

Barry Hearn and Phil Taylor have led tributes to Kyle Anderson who has died aged 33.

The Australian performed in seven World Championships, the place he threw a nine-dart end in 2014.

Skilled Darts Company president Hearn stated he was “a well-liked participant on the tour” whose “expertise and dedication made him an inspiration to different gamers around the globe.”

Anderson’s greatest match win was the Auckland Darts Masters in 2017.

He made his World Championship debut in 2012-13 and relocated to Nottingham within the UK after turning into an everyday on the tour, profitable a Gamers Championship rating occasion in 2017.

He returned to Australia in the course of the pandemic, catching Covid-19 himself in 2020. Anderson additionally suffered from diabetes.

No reason for demise has been launched.

Hearn stated his achievements had been “a becoming reward for the sacrifices he made to comply with his dream.”

Sixteen-time World Champion Taylor tweeted: “What horrible information to get up to what a pleasant pleasant man. KyleDarts RIP pal. Ideas go to all your loved ones.”

Michael van Gerwen additionally took to Twitter, calling Anderson “a credit score to Australian and world darts.”

Present World Champion Gerwyn Worth stated Anderson was “the nicest individual in darts all the time had time for everybody” and despatched messages of affection to his spouse and younger household.

Wales’ Mark Webster paid tribute to “an important man who made huge sacrifices to pursue his dream.”

And former BDO world champion Stephen Bunting posted: “RIP Kyle Anderson. The darts world hasn’t been the identical with you not round brother. You all the time made me giggle each time we met. By no means a boring second with you round. We’re all gonna miss you mate. Xx”

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