Golfer Jarrod Lyle dies, age 36: Read his wife’s full tribute
The family of Jarrod Lyle have confirmed the golfer passed away overnight.
He died among family at Torquay last night.
Lyle, 36, made the heartbreaking decision to stop active treatment and begin palliative care last week after a long battle with cancer.
“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,” Lyle’s wife Briony said in a statement today.
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FULL STATEMENT FROM BRIONY LYLE
“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.
“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.
“Jarrod was able to take in many of the unbelievably kind and generous acts and words in his final few days and was overwhelmed by the emotional outpouring.
“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.’
“We will hold an intimate and private family service in the coming days.
“There will be a public memorial service at The Sands in Torquay at a date to be annouced later.
“As per Jarrod’s wish, please donate to Challenge in lieu of gifts or flowers.”