By Vanessa Okwara
Siverbird Television owner and former senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has lost his wife, Evelyn, to cancer. The businessman and politician broke the sad news himself on social media.
Announcing Evelyn’s passing in a post on his Twitter handle (@benmurraybruce) on Friday, March 20, 2020, Murray-Bruce, said, “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.”
Ben and Evelyn were married for 41 years, and the union produced four grown up 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.