A former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Ben Murray-Bruce, has lost his wife, Evelyn, to cancer.
She was 43 years old.
Murray-Bruce made this disclosure on Friday, via his verified Twitter handle.
He wrote: “I am broken. Just lost my beautiful wife to cancer. She was my best friend for 43 years, and my wife for 41 years. Cancer is real, but it should not be a death sentence; awareness and early detection and treatment are key to survival. I miss her so so much. I am broken.
“Our children are devastated, I am too. But I have to be strong for them. Please, put our family in your prayers. Like the sun, my wife was a blessing, and touched the lives of everyone she met.
“Though she is gone, she would remain alive in our hearts forever.”