Golfing great Arnold Palmer passes away due to heart complications

Golf legend Arnold Palmer, one of the most popular figures in sporting history, has passed away at the age of 87 following heart complications.

Widely regarded as golf’s first superstar, Palmer – who earned the nickname ‘The King’, attracted legions of fans to the game at his peak with his swashbuckling style of play thrilling millions around the world.

The son of a greenkeeper, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1929, Palmer came to the fore during the rise of the television age, and he would go on to become one of the greatest players in history.

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