What was Jarrod Lyle’s cause of death, how old was he and when was his myeloid leukaemia diagnosis?

TRIBUTES have poured in for an Australian golfer who "lit up every room he was in".

Here's what we know about Jarrod Lyle’s cause of death, his diagnosis and how he is remembered.

 Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died at the age of 36

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Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died at the age of 36

What was Jarrod Lyle’s cause of death?

Lyle died of cancer at the age of 36.

The golfer died on August 8, 2018, having spent his final days with family and friends.

He had been battling acute myeloid leukaemia.

He is survived by his wife Briony Lyle and two children Lusi, six and Jemma, two.

The golfer, who was known for his big personality and for playing in a bucket hat, reached a career-high of 142nd in the world.

He last competed in 2017 after his cancer returned.

 Jarrod Lyle of Australia walks the course with wife Briony and daughter Lusi ahead of the 2013 Australian Masters

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Jarrod Lyle of Australia walks the course with wife Briony and daughter Lusi ahead of the 2013 Australian Masters

What have friends and family said?

His wife said: "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.'"

Briony added: "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."

Australian former golfer Mike Clayton said Lyle's career had not reached greater heights "because of his illness".

"He once described himself as a 'big unit', and he was a big unit – full of fun," Clayton told ABC.

"He had a beautiful swing, with lots of flair, he was a guy that lit up every room he was in. It's a very sad day for everybody."

When was his myeloid leukaemia diagnosis?

Lyle overcame acute myeloid leukaemia in 1998 and 2012, before announcing it had returned last year.

He announced last week that he was ending his treatment for cancer to enter palliative care.

The rare cancer affects the blood and bone marrow, and is characterised by an overproduction of immature white blood cells called myeloblasts.

It progresses rapidly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment.

TRIBUTES have poured in for an Australian golfer who "lit up every room he was in".