Sporting world remembers Sid Waddell

The world of darts will remember commentator Sid Waddell today as his friends and family gather for his funeral.

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Sid Waddell is laid to rest

The funeral has taken place of the darts commentator Sid Waddell. He was born in Ashington in Northumberland and started his TV career on Tyne Tees Television.

He died earlier this month of cancer aged 72. Mourners at the service in Leeds have paid tribute to his eloquence and called him a colossus of his trade.

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Sporting world remembers Sid Waddell

Darts commentator Sid Waddell Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The world of darts will remember commentator Sid Waddell today as his friends and family gather for his funeral.

Northumberland born Waddell died earlier this month from bowel cancer. He was 72.

He was one of the most recognisable figures in the sport, famed for his unique one-liners.

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