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Wife of Attorney General Steve Marshall dies

A statement from the Attorney General's Office says that Bridgette Marshall died Sunday morning after "a long struggle with mental illness." (Source: WSFA 12 News) A statement from the Attorney General's Office says that Bridgette Marshall died Sunday morning after "a long struggle with mental illness." (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The wife of Attorney General Steve Marshall has died, according to a statement released by the Attorney General's Office.

The statement says that Bridgette Marshall died Sunday morning after "a long struggle with mental illness." The full statement is below:

We are saddened to report that Bridgette Marshall, wife of Attorney General Steve Marshall, passed away this morning after a long struggle with mental illness.  Bridgette was a devoted and much beloved daughter, wife and mother.  We ask that the people of Alabama keep the Marshall family in their prayers during this most difficult time.

Bridgette Marshall's visitation is scheduled for Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McRae Funeral Home Chapel in Boaz. The funeral will be held at the same location Friday at 10 a.m.

Marshall is currently running for reelection. He will face Troy King in a Republican primary runoff on July 17. King released a statement, saying he has paused his campaign:

“Paige and I just learned of the tragic death of Bridgette Marshall. Today is a sad and difficult day. Today we are not in different political campaigns or camps. We are husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. We cannot imagine the deep sense of loss and grief the Marshall family must face.

We offer our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers for Attorney General Steve Marshall and his family and pray that God’s grace and peace and hope will enfold and sustain them. 

Out of respect for the Marshall family, I have paused my campaign during this time of mourning. I have directed that all of our advertising be stopped.
May God hold them in the palm of His hand.”

Gov. Kay Ivey also released a statement on Bridgette Marshall's death: 

This morning, I was incredibly saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Bridgette Marshall. Bridgette was the loving wife of Attorney General Steve Marshall and the caring mother of their daughter Faith. A mother is the backbone to a family and especially important to her daughter. I pray that Steve and Faith are comforted in this extremely difficult time. It is never easy to lose a loved one and certainly not as suddenly as this. I have spoken with Attorney General Marshall and offered my support. I know the people of Alabama will show the Marshall family great love and sympathy during this time.

Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox also offered his condolences to the Marshall family:

Stephanie and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Bridgette Marshall. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marshall family during this very difficult time.

Copyright 2018 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

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