Oceanic darts is mourning the passing of New Zealand's Stuart Leach, who passed away on Tuesday night following a battle with cancer.

Leach competed on the PDC's big stage at the 2016 Auckland Darts Masters, losing out to eventual champion Adrian Lewis in the first round of the World Series of Darts event.

He was also a former Sunshine State Classic winner who competed in both Australia and New Zealand during his career and landed a nine-darter on the DartPlayers Australia circuit in 2012.

The PDC sends its condolences to Stuart's family and friends at this difficult time.

Stuart is pictured below following his DPA nine-darter in 2012

Stuart Leach (DPA)