World of darts will remembers Northumberland-born commentator Sid Waddell as his friends and family gather for his funeral
Famous figures in sport and television pay tribute to the late darts commentator Sid Waddell, from Alnwick, who died at the weekend.
Tributes to darts commentator Sid Waddell
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.
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.
The North East darts commentator Sid Waddell has died. He was seventy two and had been ill for some time with cancer.
Sid Waddell's memorable voice and humerous turns of phrase endeared him to viewers and gave the game of darts a new audience.
Such sad news about the voice of darts Sid Waddell has passed away. Watching the darts wont be the same again.From @TaylorR1984 on Twitter:
The Northumberland born darts commentator Sid Waddell has died. He was 72 and had been suffering from cancer.
The former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott paid tribute, tweeting: 'Farewell to Sid Waddell - a man who did so much for darts and voiced so many memorable moments.'