Kyle Anderson passes away
Everyone in the Darts World is shocked and deeply saddened to hear the passing of Kyle Anderson at the age of 33 this morning.
Kyle made his World Championship debut in 2013 losing out to Steve Beaton, but returned the following year and hit a 9 Darter against Ian White, despite losing the match it launched his career on the big stage.
He repeated the same feat at the 2017 European Championship in his best TV Ranking event performance where he lost out to Michael van Gerwen in that same match, having missed a chance at double to win.
He broke into the Worlds top 32 for the first time in 2016 two years after winning his Tour Card, and won a prestigious Players Championship event in Barnsley in 2017 beating Kevin Painter in the Final.
He had been a regular since his debut in the Sydney Darts Masters in 2013 on the Oceanic World Series events and got his reward as one of the Southern Hemispheres top darts stars by lifting the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters in a last leg deciding win over fellow Australian Corey Cadby.
Kyle represented Australia in the World Cup on four occasions with Simon Whitlock reaching the Semi-Finals in 2018. He had a Wonderful character, and was very popular with his fellow professionals, staff and management team, he loved being a professional player, especially mixing with fans at events or exhibitions.
In the 2020 season, Kyle returned home to Australia in March following the suspension of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and did not return to the tour, choosing to resign his card prior to the start of the 2021 tour.
Our sincere condolences go to all his friends, family.
RIP Kyle Anderson