Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros has died of brain cancer

We’ve just received the extremely sad news that golfing legend Seve Ballesteros has lost his fight against brain cancer.

I had the great honour of meeting Seve and his family at his home in Pedrena in Northern Spain, when we first established the Seve Ballesteros Foundation partnership in 2009. My thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.

Seve was a hero to many for all he achieved during his career, but never more so than in the months after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. His personal battle against the disease, and his determination to help others through his Foundation, was truly inspirational.

Seve’s experience brought a much needed spotlight onto brain cancer, and Cancer Research UK was honoured to join forces with his Foundation to work towards our shared goal of beating brain cancer. It’s a huge challenge but one that Seve was committed to making a reality.

The partnership with Cancer Research UK has already raised over £700,000 towards ambitious and vital research that will help improve diagnosis and treatment of brain cancers in the future.

Today we have lost a man who will be much missed and remembered the world over for what he achieved – both on and off the golf course.

He will be greatly missed.

Harpal Kumar,

CEO, Cancer Research UK