Former World Championship finalist Mike Gregory passes away

Former World Darts Championship finalist, Mike Gregory has sadly passed away at the age of 65, it has been confirmed on Tuesday morning.

Gregory famously faced Phil Taylor in the 1992 edition losing in one of the greatest World finals in which 'The Quiet Man of Darts' missed six match darts to claim it.

He also reached the final of the World Masters twice in 1983 and 1992 as well as winning the Unipart British Professional, the MFI World Matchplay and the News of the World twice.

Going on to win the LADA UK Masters in both 1992 and 1993 when the split happened, he became a founding member of the WDC only to have a change of heart and return to the BDO.

He won his last major title in 1995 in the Unipart European Masters and then disappeared from darts barring a few latter stages at the Welsh Open and Scottish Open after his first round defeat to Martin Adams at the 1999 BDO World Championship.

Still a county player, potential comebacks arose for Gregory but he never returned to the BDO system.

Dave Whitcombe sadly announced the news of his passing this morning with PDC referee, George Noble confirming the news after it was initially released but not confirmed by the former.

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