Ruth Strauss, the wife of damaged-down England captain and director of cricket Andrew Strauss, has died at the age of forty six because a uncommon lung cancer.
She turn out to be once diagnosed with the illness in December 2017, and her husband stepped down from his feature at the ECB in October after three and a 1/2 years.
They’d two sons – Sam, thirteen, and Luca, 10 – after marrying in 2003.
Andrew Strauss acknowledged it gave the family “colossal comfort” that his wife had died in Australia, where she turn out to be once born.
In an announcement, he also acknowledged the family might maybe well be launching a basis to support others tormented by cancer.
“It is with advisable disappointment and advisable distress that now we must protest that Ruth passed away as of late because her uncommon lung cancer,” he acknowledged.
“Sam, Luca and I will pass over her terribly.
“Someone who has met Ruth will know the diagram loving, caring and passionately retaining she turn out to be once of her family and it provides us colossal comfort that she turn out to be once in Australia, the land of her initiating, surrounded by those who enjoy her, in her last moments.
“We would take to send our heartfelt thanks to folks who have faith helped with her treatment over the last twelve months, in explicit the astounding crew at College College Health middle in London.
“Ruth desperately desired to support those tormented by this frightful illness and we shall be launching a basis in due course to raise much wanted funds to inspire research and likewise to present enhance to patients and their households.”
Tom Harrison, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), acknowledged: “Ruth turn out to be once an unprecedented and inspirational particular person and might maybe well even be vastly overlooked by all individuals whose lifestyles she touched, including her many chums in cricket.
“Our enjoy, ideas and prayers are with Andrew and their two sons, Sam and Luca, at this extremely hard time.”