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09 Jul 22 10:47
Date Joined: 29 Jan 03
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Sadly passed away aged 77 after his battle with cancer.

As enthusiastic a commentator you will ever hear. Rest in peace mate.
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Report now wheres that switch!!! July 9, 2022 10:51 AM BST
RIP John, a class act at what he did. Condolences to all his family.
Report wisewords July 10, 2022 1:13 AM BST
Rest in peace John Gwynne. very sad news. he was a great darts commentator! condolences to his family
Report alun2005 July 10, 2022 10:32 PM BST
RIP John Gwynne.

A personal favourite commentator of mine and for many others on here. He could describe a trip to the grocer's shop to buy a Hand of Bananas and make it exciting.

This was of course helped by his extraordinary vocal range. He could easily ascend from his normal voice to a tone usually only emitted by a yelping owl, disturbed by a rampaging ferret in the nest, then seamlessly switch back to the sort of awestruck reverential whisper, most commonly heard in church when the congregation surreptitiously discuss the coming and goings of the Vicar with some Ebony Dominatrix newly arrived in the local community.

I once also held high hopes of John easily outstripping Sheikh Mohammed as an Emperor of the Turf when one of his equine superstars won a race at Newton Abbott many years ago, but sadly it was never to be.

Nice to see this tribute as well.

Report STEPTOES YARD July 15, 2022 12:28 PM BST
If yer hold yer throw, yer never know. RIP John
Report ALIEN SEX FIEND July 17, 2022 9:24 PM BST
Can only echo above. RIP John.
Report pandora1963 September 5, 2022 11:21 PM BST
I'm sure Alun2005 will change his view about him when he finds out John's son is a labour MP.
Report alun2005 September 12, 2022 12:04 PM BST
I'm fully aware of young Andrew thank you.

JG was actually commentating 'live' on TV (Premier League Darts) on the evening of the 2005 General Election when AG was running for Parliament and there was a very brief mention of his candidacy. (Denton, Greater Manchester constituency maybe???).   

Whatever the sins of the son, they should not be visited on the father.
Report wondersobright December 17, 2022 7:57 PM GMT
alun2005 • July 10, 2022 10:32 PM BST
RIP John Gwynne.

A personal favourite commentator of mine and for many others on here.

and me al

no sid, lanning, brissy, uncle john...that and the hideous long format now I just cannot watch it anymore sadly Sad
Report The Dragon December 18, 2022 3:51 PM GMT
gosh sorry to hear this

thoughts with family and friends

great commentator who loved his darts
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