Former Nigerian Senator and businessman, Ben Murray-Bruce on Friday, March 20 announced on social media that he lost his wife to cancer.
The senator who represented Bayelsa East constituency noted that he is heartbroken with the death of his dear wife whom they have been together as a couple for over forty-one-years.
Bruce, in his tweet, said that yes indeed cancer is real but he wished his wife had not died to the disease.
He, however, requested that everyone should please include his family in their prayers, adding that the children she left with him are heavily pained and he as their father and husband to the deceased is also weakened but that he has to be strong for the children.
He further disclosed that his wife was indeed a virtuous and blessed woman who has positively affected the lives of people who have come across her before her death.
He added that though she is no more but has left a footprint that can never be erased in his life.
Nigerians, however, have taken to the social media to react and condole Bruce, sending him their heartfelt, prayers and wishes.
See some of the reactions below:
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. pic.twitter.com/MPTTBhsGnB
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) March 20, 2020
Condolences distigushed. May her soul find ataraxic repose. Stay strong, sir.
— F. M Julius (@f_mjulius) March 20, 2020
Really sad to hear this Senator. Please accept my heartfelt condolences via twitter for now. God keep you and your loved ones, and grant her eternal rest.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) March 20, 2020
Really sad to hear this Senator. Please accept my and my family heartfelt condolences. Be strong in the Lord and God keeps you and your children, and grant her eternal rest.
— Commrade Akinwale Julius Ola-Akinleye (@JuliusAkinleye) March 20, 2020
Please accept our sincere condolences. Praying for strength, peace and fortitude for you and family.
— Dr Charles Omole (@DrCOmole) March 20, 2020
Please accept my sincerest condolences, especially in this time. I pray that the Lord will give you and your family strength in this times.
— Emmanuel (@Okobi) March 20, 2020