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Thursday, 9 August 2018

36-year old Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after long battle with cancer




36-year old?Australian golfer?Jarrod Lyle dies?after?long battle with cancer




Australian golfer, Jarrod Lyle has died after a long battle with cancer.

 The 36-year-old father of two "passed away peacefully" on Wednesday night after spending time with his family, who announced last week that he had stopped receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia.

Lyle was initially diagnosed as a teenager in 1999, but it resurfaced twice, most recently last year. He is survived by his wife Briony, and daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2.

"It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us. He passed away peacefully at 8.20pm last night, having spent his final week in Torquay among his family and close friends. He asked that I provide a simple message: `Thanks for your support, it meant the world. My time was short, but if I've helped people think and act on behalf of those families who suffer through cancer, hopefully it wasn't wasted" Lyle's wife said in a statement released by Golf Australia.

Lyle beat his cancer for a second time in 2013 to return to playing professionally in Australia and on the PGA Tour. He reached a career-high 142nd in the world and won twice on the second-tier tour in the US. Golf Australia described Lyle as "an epic fighter with an uncommon touch," highlighting the work he did for a cancer charity and his gregarious nature.

"All along, he was displaying not only great golf to the galleries, but spreading love and messages of hope and inspiration to thousands worldwide who admired his personable demeanor," it said.



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