Richard John Gwynne, also known as John Gwynne, was born on April 23, 1945, and he passed away from cancer at the age of 77 on July 9, 2022. He was a reporter, English instructor, and sports analyst. Gwynne provided commentary for the PDC darts competitions, which are broadcast on Sky Sports.
He declared in February 2013 that he would retire in the summer. His final competition for Sky Sports was the 2016 World Championship. He was admitted to the PDC Hall of Fame in 2014. Later in 2014, Gwynne started providing commentary for BDO darts competitions on Eurosport, including the BDO World Championship, Winmau World Masters, and Six Nations Cup.
He occasionally provided commentary on Sky Sports during the preliminary rounds of the PDC World Championship in the years that followed, but he didn’t do so at all in 2020. He did put a lot of effort into Talk Sport’s radio coverage of the match, though. In 1980, he worked as a speedway reporter for Piccadilly Radio in Manchester at Belle Vue.
He then switched to covering local North West football and darts on the Talking Sports podcast. His first paid commentary position was covering Lancashire County Cricket Club games for Cricket Call, a phone-based service. He performed this between 1988 and 1991. He provided commentary for the Six-a-Side World Cup competitions held by the International Socca Federation.
Does John Gwynne Have Any Sons?
John Gwynne has a son called Andrew. He is currently the Labour MP for Denton and Reddish in Greater Manchester.