TRIBUTES have poured in for an Australian golfer who "lit up every room he was in".
Jarrod Lyle was known as a stylish sportsman who continued to pursue his passion through multiple battles with cancer.
What was Jarrod Lyle’s cause of death?
Lyle passed away at the age of 36 in Torquay, Victoria, surrounded by family.
His death on August 8, 2018, followed a long battle with acute myeloid leukaemia.
The golfer is survived by his wife Briony Lyle and two children Lusi, six and Jemma, two.
Known for his big personality and for playing in a bucket hat, Lyle reached a career-high of 142nd in the world.
He last competed in 2017 after his cancer returned.
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 it returned last year.
He announced last week that he was ending his treatment for cancer to enter palliative care.
The rare and aggressive cancer affects the blood and bone marrow and is characterised by an overproduction of immature white blood cells called myeloblasts.