Andrew Strauss’ wife Ruth passes away at 46 after battling ‘rare’ lung cancer
Social Media expressed their grief towards Strauss family.
Updated - Dec 29, 2018 7:38 pm
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.
Here are some of the tweets from the cricketing world:
Life just isn’t Fair … #RIPRuth
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 29, 2018
TWOLIDAY OVER to say that I’m absolutely gutted for the Strauss family.
Ruth was kind, generous & only thought about others.
Jess & I been thinking about them all eve and all morning.
So sorry, Straussy! 😢
It puts life into perspective in a BIG way! #RIPRuth
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) December 29, 2018
Straussy, my brother & friend, no words are enough but my heart and prayers goes to you, your family & friends at this difficult time. Stay strong. With much love and prayers!
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ pic.twitter.com/kK9C3BZRhd
— Mushtaq Ahmed (@Mushy_online) December 29, 2018
Ruth Strauss has passed away from a rare form of lung cancer.
Our thoughts are with Andrew, his two sons Sam and Luca, and all the family at this time. pic.twitter.com/vvOcdPkBvz
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) December 29, 2018
Tragic news about the passing Of Ruth Strauss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew and their family in this time of sorrow.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) December 29, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 29, 2018
Dreadful news about the death of Ruth Strauss from cancer at just 46. My deepest condolences to her husband Andrew & their two sons. RIP. pic.twitter.com/MImGQufFI9
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 29, 2018
Just seeing the sad sad news about Ruth Strauss my thoughts & prays go out to Andrew his two lovely kids & the whole family…sometimes life is just not fair. #RIPRuth
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) December 29, 2018
Oh my word
Just read the terrible news
RIP Ruth Strauss x
— Darren Gough (@DGoughie) December 29, 2018
Such hideous news about Ruth Strauss. Love and thoughts with Andrew and his boys on a grim day
— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) December 29, 2018
Very said news that Ruth Strauss, wife of Andrew, has died at just 46. Heart breaking for the family and thoughts, condolences and best wishes to them all.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) December 29, 2018
All our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew Strauss and his family. Rest in peace, Ruth.
— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) December 29, 2018