Evelyn Murray-Bruce, wife of Ben Murray-Bruce, entertainment entrepreneur and former senator representing Bayelsa east, has passed away.

Bruce, who announced her demise on Friday, said she died of cancer.

The businessman said he is broken and devastated by the passing of his wife of 41 years.

He described her as a “blessing” who “touched the lives of everyone she met”.

“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,” he tweeted.

”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.”