Andrew Strauss' wife Ruth passes away at 46 after battling 'rare' lung cancer

Andrew Strauss’ wife Ruth passes away at 46 after battling ‘rare’ lung cancer

Social Media expressed their grief towards Strauss family.

Andrew Strauss and Ruth
Andrew Strauss and Ruth Strauss. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The former England captain Andrew Strauss’ wife Ruth Strauss passed away on Saturday after battling with the lung cancer. Strauss himself confirmed the news by releasing a statement of her death. He had taken an indefinite leave from his Director of Cricket role for England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) a few months ago to be with his family in the tough times.

Ruth and Andrew have two sons, Sam and Luca, as she passed away surrounded by her family in Australia. She was diagnosed with the lung cancer in December last year following which Strauss had taken an indefinite break from his role. The couple got married to each other in 2003 after meeting for the first time in Sydney in 1998.

We will miss her terribly

In the statement released by Andrew Strauss, the former cricketer stressed on the important role Ruth, 46, played for the family. He also mentioned that she was with her whole family during the final moments of her life while also adding that Ruth desperately wanted to help the ones who are suffering with the rare lung cancer.

“It is with great sadness and immense grief that we have to announce that Ruth passed away today as a result of her rare lung cancer. Sam, Luca and I will miss her terribly. Anyone who has met Ruth will know how loving, caring and passionately protective she was of her family and it gives us huge comfort that she was in Australia, the land of her birth, surrounded by those who love her, in her final moments,” the statement read according to The Telegraph.

“We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to those that have helped with her treatment over the last 12 months, in particular, the wonderful team at University College Hospital in London. Ruth desperately wanted to help those affected by this terrible disease and we will be launching a foundation in due course to raise much-needed funds to aid research and also to offer support to patients and their families,” it further read.

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