35-year-old sports star passes away after battling severe health issues

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.17 - 2023 2:27 PM CET

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35-year-old sports star passes away after battling severe health issues.

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On Monday afternoon, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) confirmed the tragic loss of a young player in the darting world.

Toon Greebe from the Netherlands passed away at the age of 35. According to PDC's press release, Greebe had been battling severe health issues for the past few years, which included the amputation of his right foot and left leg.

Greebe made his mark in the darting scene during his teenage years. Remarkably, he even defeated darting legend Michael van Gerwen, with whom he was good friends, in 2012. However, health issues forced Greebe to pause his career in the sport two years later.

"In 2017, he was rushed to the hospital with a severe infection that ultimately led to the amputation of his right foot. Despite this, he managed to be one of the winners at the WDF Polish Open in 2019," PDC stated. In 2022, Greebe also had his left leg amputated.

The PDC confirmed the sad news on Monday afternoon, sending condolences to Greebe's family and friends during this difficult time.