Camilo Villegas’ 22-month-old daughter Mia dies after battling tumours on her brain and spine as PGA Tour lead tributes

PGA TOUR star Camilo Villegas’ 22-month-old daughter has tragically handed away.

Villegas, 38, broke down in tears when discussing Mia’s tumours on her brain and spine final month.

Villegas and wife Maria have tragically lost their daughter Mia aged just 22 months

Villegas and spouse Maria have tragically misplaced their daughter Mia aged simply 22 months

The toddler – Villegas’ solely baby – handed away on Sunday night time in Miami after surgical procedure and chemotherapy.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan stated in an announcement: “The PGA TOUR is deeply saddened having misplaced a member of our household, Mia Villegas.

“We grieve with Camilo and Maria and our thoughts and prayers are with the Villegas family.”

Villegas has but to remark on the tragic news however couldn’t maintain again the tears when he spoke about his little woman’s battle final month.

Talking on how exhausting life had been since getting the news of her sickness, he stated: “It has been powerful.

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“I am in all probability going to get emotional however that is advantageous.

“It is inspiring, to see my toddler combating.

“I love golf, my wife wanted me to come here and just swing the club, get my mind away.

“My spouse has been very sturdy, and you’ve received to observe your instincts, and actually I don’t know if my instincts are to return play this week.

“I don’t actually know the place my thoughts is. I do know the place my coronary heart is. However you additionally must take heed to the folks that love you.

“My wife said, ‘just go out there and enjoy. Golf is what you’ve done for years, golf has given you so many great things.'”

Villegas and spouse Maria first observed one thing was unsuitable in February when Mia saved crying greater than regular.

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The Colombian golfer, who reached a excessive of No 7 on this planet rankings in September 2008, stated: “She all the time went to the health club with me; it was certainly one of our bonding spots.

“She was all the time like just a little monkey, climbing on all the pieces. However then at some point, I observed she had not been climbing on something.

“She had additionally been crying just a little greater than regular at night time.

“She had been teething, so we took her to the pediatrician, thinking it was that.”

The Colombian golfer could not back the tears when talking of his little girl's brave battle just last month

The Colombian golfer couldn’t again the tears when speaking of his little woman’s courageous battle simply final monthCredit score: Social Media

On March 14 they took her to Nicklaus Kids’s Hospital in Miami for scans.

It was then medical doctors confirmed tumours had been rising on her brain and spine.

Mia underwent surgical procedure however medical doctors advised Villegas and his spouse there could be extra remedy required.

Villegas added: “After the surgical procedure, when it was time to take away the stitches, they realized the expansion had change into fairly aggressive.

“We were told we needed to start treatment right away, so they kept us there. Physically, though, she wasn’t ready to get the kind of chemo doctors were hoping for.”

Mia needed to have “baby chemo”.

When Villegas requested how sturdy it was, docs advised him if he had it he “wouldn’t survive”.

Villegas has not performed since ending T-33 on the Korn Ferry Tour occasion in June.

PGA TOUR star Camilo Villegas’ 22-month-old daughter has tragically handed away.