Eric Bristow

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Eric Bristow
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Bristow in 2009
Personal information
Full nameEric John Bristow
Nickname(s)The Crafty Cockney
Born(1957-04-25)25 April 1957
Hackney, London, England
Died5 April 2018(2018-04-05) (aged 60)
Liverpool, England
Home townLeek, Staffordshire
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Updated on 19 November 2006.

Eric John Bristow MBE ("The Crafty Cockney") (25 April 1957 – 5 April 2018) was a professional English darts player.

He was ranked number one by the World Darts Federation a record six times, in 1980 and 81, 1983 to 1985, and in 1990. He was a five-time World Champion,[2] a five-time World Masters Champion and a four-time World Cup singles champion.

Bristow died on 5 April 2018 after a heart attack in Liverpool at the age of 60.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Do you remember when...Eric Bristow ruled darts? - Sport - The Observer".
  2. Prenderville, Paul. "Phil Taylor needs to accept his status and start enjoying his darts says Eric Bristow". Sky Sports News, 20 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  3. Allen, Dave. "Eric Bristow Passes Away". PDC. Retrieved 5 April 2018.

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