Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer aged 36.
It comes just 10 days after he decided to end his treatment to go into palliative care.
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,” Mrs Lyle said in a statement.
Mrs Lyle said he died at 8:20pm Wednesday evening, surrounded by friends and family in Torquay.
“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’.”
There will be a public memorial service at The Sands in Torquay at a date to be announced.
More to come.