Date: 16th July 2021 at 8:30am
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The Viking’ Andy Fordham, has died, aged 59. 

The very popular BDO Champion and well-known Gers fan passed away following a period of ill-health and after the news broke on Thursday, tributes poured in across social media from those who knew him, worked with him and even fans and others who happened to meet the big character that was Fordham.

Born in Ferbruary, 1962 in Bristol, ‘The Viking’ gained his on-oche nickname due to his appearance.

A heavy set man with a beard and big hair – he was an imposing figure.

His finest hour was his win at Lakeside, securing the BDO Championship in 2004.

Fordham made a string of appearances at Ibrox for different functions and was known to be a pal of The Goalie, Andy Goram.

RIP big man.