Evelyn Murray-Bruce, the wife to the former lawmaker representing Bayelsa East in the upper legislative chamber, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, is dead.

The 61-year-old Evelyn was battling cancer before her death.

Bruce disclosed this on his Twitter page even as he expressed sadness over her death.

Bruce wrote: “ I’m broken. I 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.”