Rob Cross said: “Such sad news that Andy Fordham has died. A true legend and gentleman of the sport. My thoughts are with his family and friends.”
A fan tweeted: “Completely gutted to have just heard about Andy Fordham’s passing, he was/is my favourite player, always will be.
“Thoughts with his family, absolutely loved the guy, proper dart player although his body took one hell of a battering. RIP.”
Darts commentator Chris Murphy shared: “Saddened to hear that Andy Fordham has passed away. The Viking was once one of the best players in the world & commanded huge attention, helping to grow the game.
“Darts legends will always be remembered and he is certainly deserving of that term. Thoughts with his family.”