MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The wife of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has passed away, according to a release from the Attorney General’s office.
Bridgette Marshall passed away Sunday after a long struggle with mental illness, the release said.
“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.”
People across the state are pouring out support for Marshall’s family during this difficult time.
Governor Kay Ivey released a statement following Marshall’s passing.
“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.”
Candidate for Attorney General Troy King also released a statement:
“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.“
State Rep. Will Ainsworth also sent condolences in a statement:
“My wife, Kendall, our children, and I send our prayers of comfort and solace to Attorney General Steve Marshall and his family.
As fellow residents of Marshall County, Steve and his family are our neighbors, our friends, and our partners in Christ, so we share their hurt.
I ask all Alabamians to join us in raising the Marshalls up in prayers of supplication as they seek the strength to one day move beyond this deeply personal tragedy.”