World champ Jocky Wilson dies, aged 62

SCOTTISH two-time world champion Jocky Wilson has died, aged 62. He had recently been suffering from a lung disorder and police said his death had been “due to a medical matter”.

Kirkcaldy-born Wilson, who won BDO world titles in 1982 and 1989, became a household name in his eighties heyday, when he enjoyed rivalries with Eric Bristow and John Lowe. The four-time British champion reached at least the quarter-finals of every World Championship between 1979 and 1991 and retired in 1996.