A former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District and founder of Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce lost his wife, Evelyn, cancer this morning (Friday).
Murray-Bruce took to his twitter page to confirm and announce the sad news
He tweeted, “I’m 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 shouldn’t be a death sentence – awareness, and early detection and treatment are key to survival. I miss her so so much. I’m 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.
I miss you, my sweetheart, and my most beautiful girl, Evelyn Murray-Bruce. Forever yours.
“Though she’s gone, she’d remain alive in our hearts forever.”
Cancer has been a dreaded illness that has claimed so many lives, both the poor and the rich. While there seems to be no sight of a sure cure for it.
One of the celebrated women in Nigeria and former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control of Nigeria (NAFDAC), Dora Nkem Akunyili also lost her life to cancer.