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Nigel Pearson Dead – Phil Taylor leads tributes as legendary darts commentator and TalkSport host, dies aged 52

Legendary darts and TalkSport commentator Nigel Pearson has died aged 52.

His death was announced on Friday as fans flooded social media with tributes.

Nigel Pearson died at the age of 52

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Nigel Pearson died at the age of 52Photo credit: Getty
Ian Danter also paid tribute to the legendary commentator

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Ian Danter also paid tribute to the legendary commentatorPhoto credit: Twitter/talkdants

Sixteen-time darts world champion Phil Taylor said: “Sad, sad news of the death of Nigel Pearson. Always polite and a good guy. RIP.”

Talksport tweeted, “RIP @NigelPearson

“A talented commentator, reporter and the brilliant voice of our darts coverage.

“Nigel has been part of the talkSPORT team since the channel started. We are all shocked today by his death.”

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Pearson has been part of the talkSport team since its inception in 1995, covering football and covering various clubs train station called.

Official British Speedway tweeted: “It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we announce that beloved sports commentator, presenter and journalist Nigel Pearson passed away earlier today at the age of 52.

“We ask everyone to fully respect the privacy of Nigel’s family at this time.

“All our thoughts and love go out to his wife Kerrie, daughter Sarah and sons Liam and Jake. A full tribute to Nigel will follow.”

Among those paying tribute to Pearson was TalkSport host Ian Danter, who tweeted: “I am heartbroken Nigel Pearson passed away so sadly.

“Just the most beautiful soul, full of laughter and character.

Nigel Pearson's death was announced on Friday

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Nigel Pearson’s death was announced on Friday
The sixteen-time darts world champion Phil Taylor paid tribute to a "polite and good guy"

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Sixteen-time darts world champion Phil Taylor paid tribute to a ‘polite and good guy’Credit: PA

“Thoughts of Kerrie and family at the time, Nige was the best of us and I owe him so much. Miss you buddy xxxxx”

Gerwyn Price, the world’s leading darts player, said he was “shocked and saddened” by the death of a “great guy” who is “deeply missed”.

West Bromwich Albion said: “We are heartbroken to learn of the death of Nigel Pearson.

“An inspirational channel. A big Albion fan. A true friend. Our thoughts are with Nigel’s family at this desperately sad time.

“We will miss you so, so much Nige”

Radio host Adrian Goldberg said: “So sorry to hear of the unexpected passing of my pal Nigel Pearson – one of the good guys.

“A brilliant commentator who really loved the sport and a baggie to boot.

“I knew him from working in various press boxes and then at Talksport. Dismayed to hear he is no longer with us.”

TalkSPORT football editor Jason Bourne tweeted: “I’m sorry to share but our friend and colleague Nigel Pearson has passed away.

“He was a lovely man and great company.

“Nigel, who has been a fixture at talkSPORT from the start, commentated on our very first live Premier League match in 2006 and has created huge moments at World Cups and European Championships.

“He was one of the voices of the West Midlands and often attended games to see his beloved West Brom.

“Nigel was someone I’ve always found warm and friendly – ​​from my days as a talkSPORT web geek to my role as football editor.

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“Away from football, he loved his darts, his speedway and most of all, his adoring family.

“This is a brief note and I could say so much more. There is so much more that others will and can say. We will all miss him greatly.”

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