Peter Weber, the former owner of the Pet Snail, has died after a battle with lung cancer

Peter Weber has died, just two weeks after a fight with lung disease forced him to retire from professional golf.

The 46-year-old father-of-one was battling the disease for the past six months.

His agent said on Friday that Weber had been admitted to hospital for treatment.

“It’s been a tough journey for Peter and his family, his wife, daughter and friends,” said his agent, Michael Cottrell.

“Peter was a very humble and loving person.

Peter was a proud father to his children, a beloved grandfather and friend to many.””

Peter’s friends will be sad to learn that Peter was battling lung cancer, but they will know that Peter’s work ethic and drive were second to none.”

Peter had retired from golf in November last year, when his health deteriorated.

He had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that affects around half of the population.

He underwent a stem cell transplant to treat the disease, which he had battled for the last five years.

Peter’s death comes just two months after the death of his wife Peggy.

They had two daughters, three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

In December, the couple welcomed their third child, a son, who was born a few months after Peter’s death.

The couple also have two sons, two daughters and a granddaughter.