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- Bobby George: Fordham ‘was a gentle giant and loved by all’
- Fan favourite known as ‘The Viking’ won world title in 2004
Tributes have been paid to Andy Fordham, the popular darts player and 2004 British Darts Organisation (BDO) world champion, who has died at the age of 59.
A statement posted by the BDO on its Facebook page on Thursday confirmed the news. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of the darts legend Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham, a true gentleman of the game who will deeply missed by all,” the statement said. “Our hearts and thoughts are with his family at this time.”