A former senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has lost his wife, Evelyn, to cancer.
Murray-Bruce announced Evelyn’s passing in a post on his Twitter handle (@benmurraybruce) on Friday, March 20, 2020.
“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’s gone, she’d remain alive in our hearts forever,” he tweeted.
The two were married for 41 years, a union that produced four children.
Murray-Bruce, 64, is the founder of Silverbird Group, and represented Bayelsa East in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019.
I miss you, my sweetheart, and my most beautiful girl, Evelyn Murray-Bruce. Forever yours, ❤️. pic.twitter.com/FlsBioKOIf
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) March 20, 2020