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Cancer Battle Claims Golfer Jarrod Lyle

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long battle with cancer. Lyle, 36, spent his final days surrounded by loved ones when he decided to go into palliative care after ending treatment for myeloid leukaemia.

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," Ms Lyle said in a statement.

"He passed away peacefully at 8.20pm last night having spent his final week in Torquay among his family and close friends."

A winner of two professional tournaments, Lyle returned to golf in 2013 having beaten cancer a second time before his latest diagnosis.

The statement said a an intimate and private family service would be held in the coming days.

AAP

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