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Jocky Wilson

Darts player

Died when: 62 years 2 days (744 months)
Star Sign: Aries

John Thomas "Jocky" Wilson (22 March 1950 – 24 March 2012) was a Scottish professional darts player.After turning pro in 1979, he quickly rose to the top of the game, winning the World Professional Darts Championship in 1982, then again in 1989.

Wilson competed in all major darts tournaments of the era and won the British Professional Championship a record four times between 1981 and 1988.

A contemporary and rival of Eric Bristow, Bob Anderson and John Lowe, Wilson's ungainly appearance and rough-hewn lifestyle belied his prowess in the sport.

He was dogged by health problems, however, and suddenly retired from the game in December 1995.He withdrew from public life, and was rarely seen in public or gave interviews before his death in March 2012.

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