'A legendary figure' - darts commentator Green dies

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Former darts commentator Tony Green, also known for his role on television show Bullseye, has died aged 85.

Bullseye creator Andrew Wood announced the news on Monday, saying Green "passed away peacefully today after a long battle with Alzheimer's".

Green was a BBC commentator at the BDO World Championships from 1978 to 2016.

He was also more widely known for being the scorer and announcer on long-running quiz show Bullseye, hosted by Jim Bowen on ITV between 1981 and 1995.

Green's death was announced on Bullseye's Facebook page with "a very heavy heart" by Wood and his family.

"Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Tony's family, who we hold such affection for, to all of Tony friends and those who were lucky enough to work with him," they said.

"Thank you Tony for all the memories, all the laughs (and trust us there were many!) and all the special times filming Bullseye together.

"What wonderful years those were and we are honoured to have shared them with you."

Bobby George, a two-time BDO finalist and long-time BBC commentator, was among a number of former players to express their sadness at Green's death.

"So sorry and sad to hear of Tony Green's passing. He was a good dart player, caller, commentator and an icon of the Bullseye show," said George.

Keith Deller, who won the BDO title in 1983, described Green as "one of the great darts commentators".

Philip Bernie, interim director of BBC Sport, said Green was "truly a legendary figure".

"He was a wonderful commentator on it for the BBC for nearly 40 years, where the great warmth and generosity of his personality always shone through. He served the sport he loved brilliantly," added Bernie.

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