BREAKING: Wife of Alabama’s Attorney General dies

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Bridgette Marshall, the wife of Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall, passed away Sunday morning after a long struggle with mental illness, according to a statement from the Attorney Generals Office.  The statement continues, “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.”

State leaders are sending their condolences to the Marshall family. 

Governor Kay Ivey:  “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.”

Political Opponent Troy King: “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.”

Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon: “On behalf of the Alabama House of Representatives, our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies are with Attorney General Steve Marshall and his family as they come to terms with the tragic loss of their wife, mother, and loved one, Bridgette. A tragic incident such as this offers all of us a reminder to hold our loved ones close today because they can be lost tomorrow. During the time I’ve worked with Attorney General Marshall, I’ve found him to be a principled man with great integrity and deep devotion to his Christian faith, and I know his love of the Lord will help him steer this difficult course Steve Marshall and his family carry heavy hearts at this time, and I ask that we all pray for God to provide them with peace and solace in the coming days.”

House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter: “The members of the Alabama House Republican Caucus join me in extending our deepest condolences and comforting prayers to Attorney General Steve Marshall and his family. The sudden and tragic loss of Bridgette Marshall will be difficult for her friends and family members to resolve, but with the intercessory prayers of thousands of their fellow Alabamians, we can help ease their burden. House Republicans have come to know Attorney General Steve Marshall as a man of strength and resolve, and we are confident those traits will serve him well in the coming weeks and months ahead.”

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