It is with shock and sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that Eddie Burke passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this past Sunday from a rare and undiagnosed autoimmune disease. After having taken a short break from League play, Eddie had only just rejoined us this season on Tungsten Raiders in B Division with his longtime friend and teammate, Dylan Moon. Eddie had also played on past teams with his dear friend, Rachel Schwartz, and his brother, Liam.
Eddie was a great dart player and a great competitor, but he was an even better friend (see Dylan’s loving and beautiful letter below). We send our love and deepest condolences to Eddie’s family.
In the words of Dylan:
As I’m sure a lot of you heard by now, Eddie Burke passed away rather suddenly this past Sunday. It’s been a lot to process so I guess I’ll just begin at the beginning.
Here’s where it gets hard. Like I said, Eddie was a brother to me. No matter what the situation was, I could always go to him. He would hear my stupid stories and insult me, or he would hear my real problems and give me sage advice. I truly believe that there won’t be another like him and that the void he is leaving will be vacant forever. Eddie: I love you for everything you were and everything you were going to be. You were one of the truest friends an asshole drunk could have asked for. I’ll never throw a dart without wishing you were there to insult me after I hit a 26 and any time I drink a Lagunitas IPA.