Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle, who played on the PGA Tour, has passed away at age 36. His wife, Briony, announced the heartbreaking news on social media. Lyle had been battling cancer. He is survived by the Briony and the couple’s two daughters, six-year-old Lusi and two-year-old Jemma.
“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” Briony said in a statement, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
All of the information regarding Lyle’s passing can be seen below.
Jarrod Lyle Cause of Death: Cancer
Lyle died on Wednesday night at his home surrounded by family, his wife Briony announced. Lyle was just 36 years old. His death came just one week after it was announced that he would be ending his treatment for acute myeloid leukemia after he “reached his limit” in his third bout with cancer in two decades. Lyle was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was 17, and cancer resurfaced in 2012 and 2017.
“It is with a heavy heart and a mountain of tears that I say a final goodbye to my friend Jarrod Lyle,” Golf Channel commentator Tripp Isenhour wrote. “For 20 years he fought this disease like no one could. Thank you for touching us all in so many wonderful ways! RIP to a champion of a human.”
Lyle wanted to spend as much time as possible with his family before it was his time to go. Our deepest condolences are with Lyle’s family and friends during this difficult time.