Bridgette Marshall, the wife of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, passed away on Sunday after what his office is calling “a long struggle with mental illness.”
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.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey responded to the tragic news with a statement as well.
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.
Troy King, former Alabama Attorney General and Marshall’s current primary opponent, has pulled all campaign advertisements and suspended his own campaign out of respect for Marshall’s family in their time of grief.
A statement from his office offered prayers and comfort to the family. “Today we are not in different political campaigns or camps,” he said. “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 … May God hold them in the palm of His hand.”
Reports have indicated that Bridgette Marshall’s passing was likely either an accidental death or a suicide.