Who is John Gwynne and What Happened to Him?
Gwynne, a well-respected sports broadcaster, was a member of the commentary team for Sky Sports during the first World Championship held by the WDC in 1993-1993.
Prior to that, he had reported on the sport for radio and “Darts Phone Line Commentary” after transitioning from his initial career as a schoolteacher.
It was natural that he would retire in 2013 after having covered 20 World Championships and 20 World Matchplay during his time as a member of the Sky Sports team during the following two decades.
Gwynne contributed to the publication of Darts World magazine and worked with the Darts Regulation Authority.
He was also a proponent of the Log-End format of the sport, which was common in his hometown of Manchester. Additionally, Gwynne worked as an exhibition MC and as a referee for darts matches.
As part of his employment for Sky Sports, he had reported on football for the show “Soccer Saturday.” Subsequently, he penned the book “Soccer Satisfied,” which was released in 2020 and chronicles his experiences working in the sport.
In addition to that, he was a commentator for cricket, rugby league, and speedway, and in 2014, he was inducted into the PDC Hall of Fame.
What Happened John Gwynne?
In the early morning hours of Saturday, John Gwynne lost his fight against cancer and passed away. He was 77 years old at the time of his death.