Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer at age 36, just eight days after he decided to go into palliative care.
The father-of-two had been fighting his third bout of acute myeloid leukaemia. Golf Australia made the announcement if his death on Twitter on Thursday morning.
We are sad to inform our audience that Jarrod passed at 8.20pm last night. Rest in peace, mate. https://t.co/HTudqeEVCY
— Golf Australia (@GolfAust) August 8, 2018
His wife Briony Lyle has since released a statement and said he spent his final week in Torquay, Victoria, with his family and close friends, including their two daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2.
“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” she said.
“He passed away peacefully at 8.20pm last night, having spent his final week in Torquay among his family and close friends.
“Lusi, Jemma and I are filled with grief and now must confront our lives without the greatest husband and father we could ever have wished for.
“At the same time, we have been blessed and overwhelmed with the messages and actions of support from around the world and feel comforted that Jarrod was able to happily impact so many people throughout his life. Our humble thanks to you all.