World Championship darts star Kyle Anderson dies aged 33
The Australian was announced dead this morning
In a saddening story of yet another life cut far too short, Australian darts player Kyle Anderson has passed away aged just 33 following a number of health conditions.
As well as being diagnosed with diabetes, 'The Original' Anderson also suffered a long bout of Covid-19 last year which had seen him out of action for some time. The Professional Darts Confederation (PDC) were one of several to break the news on social media.
We're devastated to learn that Australia's Kyle Anderson, the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters champion, has passed away, aged 33.
All at the PDC send their condolences to Kyle's family & friends.
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— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) August 24, 2021
In a statement, his representatives, The Sportsman Management Company Ltd, said: "The heartbreaking and devastating news this morning, that we have lost one of our family.
"Kyle was one of the nicest people you could ever have met. One of the biggest hearts you will ever find with so much love in it.
"You made us laugh more than you will ever know. No star will shine brighter in the sky than yours.
"All of love thoughts and prayers are with your young family at this time. RIP Kyle."
Just a fortnight ago, Anderson posted an image of himself in hospital back in Brisbane captioned 'getting all too regular now.' Anderson had previously explained that life on the road had taken its toll and that he wanted to be closer to his family.
"At the end of last year, I was looking at quitting the game and not going back because it got that hard for me," he said.
"Health-wise as well. When your health starts deteriorating, all you want to do is be with your family because you're more comfortable, you're more confident in what's going to happen. But with me being away, waking up with my diabetes being horrible to me, I got worried that something is going to happen here when I can't fly home, I'd have to stay here and get fixed over here.
"If something's going to happen, it's got to happen at home with the family."
Rest in peace.