Hilary Watson, the wife of golf legend Tom Watson, died Wednesday night at the age of 63 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
"The void she leaves will be filled by memories which will always remain as they leave indelible marks on our souls which we will never forget," Tom said, according to Golf Digest's John Feinstein. "She said she was dying to live, not living to die throughout her entire ordeal with her cancer. She's my hero."
Hilary was diagnosed in October 2017 and underwent numerous rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. In May 2018, she was declared cancer-free but it returned soon after.
The Watsons returned to their home in Stilwell, Kansas, on Saturday to put Hilary in hospice care.
Members of the golf world shared their condolences: