Andy Fordham: tributes as legendary darts player and Rangers fan passes away, 59
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Andy Fordham: tributes as legendary darts player and Rangers fan passes away, 59

Tributes have been flooding in for legendary darts player and passionate Rangers fan Andy “the Viking” Fordham, who has passed away at the age of 59.

Fordham is a former BDO World Darts Champion and Winmau World Masters Champion and is widely regarded as one of the most talented darts players of his generation.

A passionate Rangers fan who never hid his affection for the Bears, Andy won the BDO World Darts Championship in 2004 and the Winmau Masters in 1999.

The Bristol-born darts player was one of the most likable and recognisable characters in the sport and his passing has sent a shockwave through the world of darts.

Andy was not only known for his talents with the arrows but also for his reputation as one of the nicest men in the sport.

The BDO led the tributes to Andy but they have been coming in from all over the darts, media and Rangers worlds as one of our own sadly passes away.

“The British Darts Organisation are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of the darts legend Andy (The Viking) Fordham, a true gentleman of the game who will be deeply missed by all,” reads a BDO statement.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Here’s a selection of tributes to the legendary darts player and Rangers fan who left an impression on everyone he met as he reached the top of his profession:

Everyone at Rangers News passes on their condolences to the family of Andy Fordhamas we pay tribute to a proud bluenose.

Andy “the Viking” Fordham 1962-2021. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)

Rangers fans also paid tribute to Sir Sean Connery after his passing back in November with James Bond switching allegiances to Ibrox via ex-Gers owner Sir David Murray.