Former BDO World Championship semi-finalist Alan Glazier passes away aged 81

Former BDO World Championship semi-finalist Alan Glazier has sadly passed away aged 81 after being rushed to hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Nicknamed ‘The Ton Machine’, Glazier was one of the initial players to turn professional and reached the semi-finals of the sport’s showpiece tournament back in 1986.

The London-based ace was crowned both the North American and Swedish champion in the late 70s during the glory days of his career in the sport.

Also within the achievements of the left-handed Glazier was a run to the final of the News of the World Darts Championship 41 years ago – where he was defeated by Bobby George.

The now discontinued tournament was then deemed the hardest to win by the late three-time world champion Eric Bristow, with an estimated 10,000 spectators in attendance.

Glazier was hospitalised earlier this year after suffering a heart attack and was later treated for breathing problems, in relation to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Whilst the cause of his sudden death remains unknown, our deepest sympathies go towards his family and friends during these unexpected, tough times.

(Featured Image: Henk Westerdaal/Tip Top Pics)

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