Kyle Anderson, a world champion darts player from Australia, has died, the Professional Darts Corporation said Monday. He was 33.
Anderson competed in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) from 2012 to 2021 and in the British Darts Organization from 2006 to 2012. He was also the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters champion.
The cause of death was not announced.
“We send our condolences and best wishes to Kyle’s family and friends at this terribly sad time, particularly his wife and children,” PDC President Barry Hearn said in a statement.
“Kyle’s achievements in his short-lived career were outstanding, notably his Auckland Darts Masters win, and a fitting reward for the sacrifices he made to follow his dream.
“He was a popular player on the tour and his talent and dedication made him an inspiration to other players around the world.”
Anderson had posted photos of himself on Instagram in a hospital bed. His last photo showed himself in the hospital two weeks ago, and he captioned the picture: “Getting all too regular now.”
Anderson had been competing in tournaments since he was 9 years old. He played in seven world championships and made it as far as the quarterfinals in one of them. He won a handful of other tournaments around the globe.