Jann Hoffmann died on Monday at the age of 65. The Danish darter enjoyed his greatest successes in the 1990s.
He competed in the BDO World Championship at Lakeside four times in the 1990s, where he caused a huge sensation in 1990 by beating former world champion Bob Anderson in the first round.
The Dane also surprisingly managed to reach the final of the Dutch Open in 1991. He also reached the final match of the Swedish Open (1x) and Finnish Open (3x). In 1988 and 1991, he won Denmark's national championship.
Via Twitter, Raymond van Barneveld commented on the death of his darts colleague.
"Today I reveived sad news Former Danish Darts player Jann Hoffmann passed away age 65. I knew Jann for many years and always he was kind and helpful. In the last years I always saw him at Ally Pally coaching and supporting other Danish darts players," he said.
"Jann proved the darts world that if you play well and believe you can do great things and I learned a lot of that. Rest in peace my Danish friend you were a credit to our sport we gonna miss you."