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Funeral of darts broadcaster Sid Waddell to take place today

Sid Waddell was known as the 'voice of darts' and lived in Yorkshire Credit: PA

The funeral of darts broadcaster Sid Waddell will take place in Leeds today.

Sid, who was 72, died at his home in Harrogate on the 12th August after a long battle with bowel cancer.

Family, friends, and a number of faces from the sporting world are expected to go to the service to pay their respects.


Darts fan Stephen Fry pays tribute to Sid Waddell

Stephen Fry Credit: Press Association

Stephen Fry has paid tribute to TV darts commentator Sid Waddell who has died at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer. During a memorable guest appearance alongside Sid Waddell in the TV commentary box Fry proclaimed himself "as happy as a pig in Chardonnay",

The TV star paid his respects via Twitter. and wrote: "Farewell Sid Waddell: Cambridge educated but always loyal to darts and his beloved NE: master of the wild epithet & the true voice of darts."

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