Darts Andy Fordham has too sexy for my shirt song at funeral as tributes paid

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Much-loved darts legend Andy Fordham passed away on July 15th at age 59, sending shockwaves through the sport.

His funeral took place on Friday afternoon with an invite-only event in South-East London, which saw crowds flock to say their goodbyes.

Darts fans were also able to watch the service via a live stream online.

'I'm too sexy', Fordham's walkout music, closed the ceremony before those in attendance sang 'There's only one Andy Fordham' – an altered take on Bing Crosby's Winter Wonderland – in tribute to the Viking.

A Viking helmet was also placed at the front of the service in tribute to his nickname.

He had earned the nickname, given to him by Bobby George, thanks to his long hair, big beard, and drinking ability.

Darryl Fitton was one of the fellow darts players in attendance.

"Andy Fordham died last week, which hit me really bad. But I can still play good darts," Fitton told Online Darts TV following his friend's death.

The pair were close friends, and Fordham had beaten Fitton in the quarter-finals of the 2004 BDO World Championships, which Fordham went onto win.

His sole World title win in 2004 was the Everest of Fordham's career.

Fordham was a fan favourite and one of darts' most flamboyant characters.

He began his professional darts career in the early 1990s, but he admitted to never practising, and some fans questioned his ability to play consistently.

However, he claimed the 2004 BDO World Championship and 1999 World Masters titles in a successful career.

Fordham famously 'reckoned' he consumed 25 bottles of beer before a match as it 'steadied his nerves'.

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Fordham famously 'reckoned' he consumed 25 bottles of beer before a match as it 'steadied his nerves'.

The 59-year-old passed away last month following organ failure.

Following his death, Fordham's wife, Jenny, said: "Andy was, is, and always will be my champion."

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