South African golf legend Gary’s Player’s wife, Vivienne, died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer.
Last year it came to light that Vivienne Player was battling pancreatic cancer and was receiving treatment in Santa Barbara, California.
Gary and Vivienne were married for 64 years. They have six children: Jennifer, Marc, Wayne, Michele, Theresa and Amanda.
Condolences continue to pour in after the news.
It is with a heavy heart that we learned that one of golf’s biggest patrons, Vivienne Player, lost her long & brave battle with cancer.
Our sincere condolences goes out to her husband Gary, their children and grandchildren, family and friends. pic.twitter.com/fOpkbLCL9Y
— GolfRSA (@GolfRSA) August 18, 2021
Vivienne Player, the wife of South Africa’s greatest ever golfer, Gary Player, has died. According to reports, Mrs Player passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Briefly News extends heartfelt condolences to Gary and all family and friends. #RIPVivienne!
📸Gary Player pic.twitter.com/oobhW6fv3m
— Briefly News (@brieflyza) August 18, 2021
So sorry to hear about Vivienne’s passing – @garyplayer please accept our sincere condolences 🙏🙏🙏
— Schalk Burger (@skalabrak) August 18, 2021