Former cricket captain Andrew Strauss loses wife to cancer
Ruth Strauss, the wife of former cricket captain Andrew Strauss, has recently passed away after a long and arduous battle with lung cancer.
Ruth was only 46 years old and was diagnosed with the disease back in December 2017. She died surrounded by loved ones in Australia, her homeland.
As reported by the Mirror, the family is heartbroken, especially Andrew and the two sons that he shared with Ruth - Sam and Luca.
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the PCA are with Andrew Strauss and family after the tragic passing of his wife Ruth. pic.twitter.com/3MMu4OFgtT— PCA (@PCA) December 29, 2018
After learning of the grim diagnosis, Andrew decided to step down from his role as England's Director of Cricket to spend more time at home.
The couple met in Sydney, Australia, back in 1998 and tied the knot in 2003. They had a beautiful relationship based on love and trust, which allowed them to create a great life together.
A VERY SPECIAL WOMAN AND MOTHER
According to the grieving widower, Ruth was an incredible woman and was regarded as 'loving, caring and passionately protective' of her family.
It has been reported that her loved ones found great comfort in the fact that she was in Australia at the time of her death because it was where she was born.
Poor Andrew Strauss and his family, unimaginable what they are going through at the moment— Gary Udal (@garyudal6) December 29, 2018
A GOOD DEED IN RUTH'S HONOR
Following Ruth's passing, Andrew took the opportunity to thank those who helped her in the past 12 months, especially the medical team at London's University College Hospital.
It has also been confirmed that a foundation will be launched to raise money for research, as well as aid cancer patients and their families.
"Ruth was an incredible woman and was regarded as 'loving, caring and passionately protective' of her family."
Our deepest condolences to former @englandcricket captain, Andrew Strauss, who has lost his wife, Ruth, to a rare form of lung cancer.— Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (@Roy_Castle_Lung) December 29, 2018
Ruth was just 46 years old. Her death is another heartbreaking reminder that ANYONE can get lung cancer.https://t.co/6GTFwZAbcA
ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF DEATH WORLDWIDE
Thousands of people die every year from the disease, and everyone can be diagnosed with it, regardless of gender, age or social status. U.S. Senator John McCain was one of cancer's victims, having passed away on August 25, 2018.
Sen. John McCain, who has died at the age of 81, was a naval bomber pilot, prisoner of war, conservative maverick, giant of the Senate, twice-defeated presidential candidate and an abrasive American hero with a twinkle in his eye. https://t.co/DW0Y4mmnqE pic.twitter.com/6dIPbnbq4M— CNN (@CNN) August 26, 2018
The war hero was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an incredibly rare and aggressive brain cancer, that he couldn't defeat, but he still managed to spend the rest of his days with a smile on his face, surrounded by family and friends.
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