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Freddie Flintoff and Eric Bristow among mourners to pay tribute to the voice of darts

A Sid farewell: Stars say goodbye to darts legend WaddellMourners paid tribute to Sid Waddell, whose one liners took darts from a pub game to a "global phenomenon"20:00, 22 AUG 2012Updated15:44, 4 JAN 2013Mourners: Eric Bristow and Andrew Flintoff (Image: PA)

Former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff and darts stars Eric Bristow and Cliff Lazarenko were among 300 friends and relatives who packed the parish church copy bvlgari leather cord necklace in Pudsey, West Yorks, Sid's home town.

Although he gained a degree in modern history at Cambridge University it was his love of the game of darts that gained him an worldwide audience.

The famous 'Sid isms' delivered in his thick Geordie accent during darts tournament became legend.

Barry Hearn, chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation told the congregation: "Sid took a pub game and made it into a global phenomenon.

"He was a great man replica bvlgari b zero1 necklace and millions turned on to hear him speak. Sid Waddell was a legend.

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"Sid, if you're up there at that oche in the sky, we are going to miss you, love you, we will never forget you and we are very, very grateful for the contribution you have made to our lives."

The darts chief revealed that there were plans to commemorate the commentator by naming a world championship trophy after him.

Sid's long term commentating pal, Dave Lanning, said: "It has been the greatest honour and privilege of my working life to sit for 20 years and share so many great moments with one of the great, original, innovative and wonderfully amusing broadcasters of all time."

The son of a Northumberland miner had been suffering from bowel cancer for almost a year.

He leaves wife Irene, 68, and children Dan, Charlotte, Lucy, Emma and Nicholas.

After hearing of his death, Stephen Fry, who once shared the commentary box with Sid, tweeted: "Farewell Sid Waddell: Cambridge educated but always loyal to darts and his beloved NE: master of the wild epithet the true voice of darts."

He was cremated at a family copy new bvlgari necklace service before the funeral service took place.

His son Dan, told the mourners: "He burned very brightly and it feels very, very dark now that he has gone.

"He was no angel and could get emotional but as a dada and grandad he was brilliant.

"He was a more like a mate. I could talk to him about anything."

He also revealed some "unique" advice his dad gave him when he was ten; 'never trust a man who doesn't drink.'

And told how his dad was proud he had never eaten yoghurt as it was "the embodiment of all that was bvlgari necklace replica gold bourgeois."

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