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Darts and speedway commentator Dave Lanning dies aged 78

Published 29/10/2016

Darts and speedway commentator Dave Lanning has died aged 78
Darts and speedway commentator Dave Lanning has died aged 78

Veteran darts and speedway commentator Dave Lanning has died at the age of 78.

The broadcaster called the first nine-dart finish to be televised in 1984 and commentated for channels including Sky Sports and ITV.

He also provided coverage for 50 successive speedway world finals.

His family confirmed he had died following a short illness, leaving behind his wife, three children and seven grandchildren.

Tributes quickly began pouring in online, including from the Professional Darts Corporation, who described his career as "legendary".

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