Darts champion won the 2012 European competition, and took second place at 2010 and 2008 World Championships.
He rose to fame in the mid 2000s with strong performances at PDC and BDO World Darts Championships.
Sporting a trimmed long beard, he was described as "the beard to be feared."
He was the first darts player to reach the finals of both the PDC and BDO World Darts Championships, and lose in both.
Andy Fordham was another profession darts player in Britain.