DARTS commentator Sid Waddell has died after a long battle with illness. Waddell passed away peacefully just a day after his 72nd birthday following an 11 month fight with bowel cancer. A statement from his manager Dick Allix was released at midday on Sunday reading: "With great sadness, we announce that following a long illness, broadcaster and author Sid Waddell died peacefully with all his family around him late last night, Saturday August 11 2012."
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Sid Waddell: The life and times of one of sport's greatest voices
Sid Waddell, who has died aged 72, was widely known as the "voice of darts".
But as Waddell would repeatedly prove throughout his life, he was so much more than that.
Broadcaster, television news producer, screenwriter, author and Bafta-winning director, the Northumberland-born Cambridge graduate was a multi-skilled man of words.