“Five-time world darts champion Eric Bristow has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.
“Professional Darts Corporation chairman Barry Hearn told BBC Sport he collapsed at a Premier League event in Liverpool.
“As news of his death reached the crowd at the Echo Arena, fans repeatedly sang: “There’s only one Eric Bristow.”
“Hearn said Bristow, known by his nickname the Crafty Cockney, would “always be a legend in the world of darts and British sport”.
“World champion five times between 1980 and 1986, Bristow also won five World Masters titles and was a founder player when the PDC was formed in 1993. He was awarded an MBE for his services to sport in 1989.”
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