PDC President Barry Hearn: “We send our condolences and best wishes to Kyle’s family and friends, especially his wife and children, at this terribly sad time. He was a popular player on the tour and his talent and dedication made him one.” Made inspiration for other players. ” around the world”
Last updated: 8/24/21 9:24 AM
See Kyle Anderson’s nine-darter against Ian White at the 2014 World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace
Australian dart star Kyle Anderson has died at the age of 33.
As one of eight players who achieved a 9-dart finish at the PDC World Championship, Anderson turned pro in 2014 and reached the last 32 four times at Alexandra Palace.
He won a first rankings title at a Players Championship event in August 2017 and won the Auckland Darts Masters a week later.
He also scored a second televised nine-darter in the 2017 European Championship semi-finals and was assisted by Brother Beau at the 2013 Sydney Darts Masters and 2014 World Cup.
Anderson returned to his hometown Perth at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and gave up his PDC Tour Card earlier this year and decided to stay in Australia before the birth of his second child.
“We send our condolences and best wishes to Kyle’s family and friends, especially his wife and children, at this terribly sad time,” said PDC President Barry Hearn.
“Kyle’s accomplishments in his short-lived career have been stellar, particularly his win at the Auckland Darts Masters and a fair reward for the sacrifices he made in pursuing his dream.
“He was a popular player on the tour and his talent and dedication have made him an inspiration to other players around the world.”
Completely discouraged to wake up to the terrible news about Kyle. Not just a brilliant player, but a very nice man. I played against him many times and loved playing with him. You will miss Kyle but you will never forget it – tragic pic.twitter.com/TgYJdGHKxE
– Simon Whitlock (@ SWhitlock180) August 24, 2021
The Professional Darts Players Association tweeted, “So sad to wake up today to hear that Kyle Anderson has passed away, our condolences go out to his family and friends. We will miss him very much.”
Darts referee Russ Bray said, âI am absolutely devastated to hear that Kyle Anderson has died. A nicer person who you couldn’t ask for. A lovely man and a good friend. My thoughts are sad with his young family. “
Anderson took part in seven World Championships and seven UK Open, reached the quarter-finals of the latter in 2016 and also reached the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the European Championship.
He represented Australia four times alongside Simon Whitlock at the PDC World Cup of Darts and reached the semi-finals in 2018.
Former BDO World Champion Stephen Bunting tweeted: âTotally dejected when I heard the news this morning. RIP Kyle Anderson. The darts world wasn’t the same with you, not with brother. You made me laugh every time we met you. We’ll all miss you buddy. “