Chris tells how Fiona started drinking heavily when she was Labour MP for Newark - and how alcohol developed into a real problem after she was devastated at losing her parliamentary seat in 2001.
I last saw Fiona a couple of years ago at a Labour Party Conference - ironically I bought her a drink. But she was certainly not drunk and I had no idea she had a drink problem.
Outwardly, she appeared very strong, and had been studying law at Lincoln University intending to sue Nottinghamshire Police, believing that the prosecution against her was malicious.
As I said earlier in the week, Fiona certainly had a raw deal. Despite being totally cleared in the High Court, the case destroyed her political career.
Chris, a former BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter, says at lunchtime last Sunday, one of their sons was downstairs when he heard a bang. Fiona had fallen and he lifted his mum back into bed. When Chris arrived home soon afterwards, he found her cold and blue and knew she was dead.
He had been resigned to her killing herself and felt relieved that she would suffer no more.
As Chris says in a video on the News of the World website:
It's a terrible waste of a life.My thoughts are with Chris and their two boys Penri and Huw.