The wife of the deceased Australian Ninja Warrior star Paul Lyons paid tribute to her husband after suddenly dying of his sleep on Sunday.
Dani Lyons, who met the double Olympian in 2014, wrote on Instagram on Monday that she was & # 39; paralyzed by grief & # 39; and & # 39; struggled to process the loss & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Paul is really the most humble person I have ever met, and although we had only been together for five years, we loved each other so much that it felt like a lifetime, & # 39; she began.
& # 39; He will be my true love forever & # 39 ;: Paul Lyons & # 39; (L) wife Dani (R) shared a heartbreaking tribute to the deceased Australian Ninja Warrior star via Instagram after being on Sunday in his sleep died
& # 39; I feel paralyzed by grief and struggle to come to terms with never seeing my best friend again, but I can't help but cope with this cruel turn that life has given me, & # 39 ; Dani continued.
& # 39; We were true soul mates who never took each other for granted and shared the same love for life and he was the most loving husband a girl could wish for.
& # 39; He worshiped me and I worshiped him. He will be my true love forever. I love you, Paul Lyons. Your broken wife. & # 39;
& # 39; Paul is really the most humble person I have ever met and although we had only been together for 5 years, we loved each other so much that it felt like a lifetime, & # 39; Dani began, explaining that she is & # 39; lame with grief & # 39; and & # 39; struggles to agree with the heartbreaking news
& # 39; Our family will never be the same again & # 39 ;: Dani said the couple & # 39; had so many plans for our future and were only a few weeks away from their new home & # 39; while they start a & # 39; new start & # 39; plan
In another Instagram post, Dani wrote: & # 39; My heart is broken into millions and I cannot believe that my soul mate and best friend have disappeared.
& # 39; We had so many plans for our future and were just weeks away from our new home and a new start.
& # 39; Our family will never be the same and we are deeply sad. & # 39;
The former Australian Ninja Warrior star Paul Lyons (photo) died at the age of 50
It is after the announcement that Paul died tragically at the age of 50.
His family confirmed that the decorated sportsman and Olympian had suddenly died on Sunday at his home in Victoria.
Fighting Lyons Fitness, the family business where Paul was the head coach, announced his death via Instagram.
The two-fold Olympian (pictured with his wife Dani) suddenly died in his sleep on Sunday
& # 39; It is with the strongest hearts that we pass this news on to our customers & # 39 ;, said the post.
& # 39; This morning, beloved head coach Paul Lyons died suddenly but peacefully in his sleep. We are still in shock.
& # 39; Fighting Lyons will be closed in the coming days, while our family will handle and grieve this terrible loss. & # 39;
Paul was a decorated sportsman, representing Australia at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992 and again in Sydney, 2000
Paul, a double Olympian in Taekwondo, represented Australia at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and then again in Sydney in 2000. He received the Australia prize for services to sports and went to the sports hall in 2000.
Friends and family went to Instagram to pass on their condolences to Paul's family, with one person who wrote: & Paul, you taught me so much. You will be missed. Rest in peace. & # 39;
& # 39; So sad – he must have missed him, always made time for our children and given more than what he took. A true local hero, & another person said.
Paul's friends and family (photo) have set up a fundraising page to give him the opportunity he deserves
Paul (photo) trained people in martial arts, ninja, fitness and many other disciplines
A third person added: & # 39; RIP Paul, you were a real gentleman ….. This is very sad news. & # 39;
Paul & # 39; s ruined wife and his friends paid tribute to the 50-year-old by founding a charity fundraising page to give him the separation he deserves.
& # 39; Paul provided both life and health coaching for individuals and teams who wanted to improve their skills, fitness and success in their individual activities, & # 39; explained the message.
Paul (photo) completed at two Olympic Games and participated in the Australian Ninja Warrior at the age of 48
& # 39; He completed 2 Olympic Games and participated in the Australian Ninja Warrior at the age of 48! … Paul was an inspiration and role model for many. R.I.P Paul. & # 39;
A follow-up message on the Fighting Lyons Facebook page stated: & # 39; We are overwhelmed by the message of love and condolences coming in for our beloved Paul Lyons. & # 39;
& # 39; Paul's death was tragic and unexpected and the family is struggling with the prospect of a life without him & # 39 ;, concluded the message.
Paul (photo), who had 40 years of experience in Taekwondo, Acrobatics, Boxing, was a participant in season two of the Australian Ninja Warrior
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