Wife of Sandton biker trying to make sense of partner's death

Annie Brent says the world is a poorer place without her husband’s compassion & larger than life personality.

Stephen Brent seen with his 15-year-old son. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The wife of a Johannesburg man who died after being knocked off his motorbike during a shootout in Sandton says the world is a poorer place without his compassion, love and larger than life personality.

Stephen Brent was en route to fetch his 15-year-old son from school on Thursday when he was caught up in a high speed car chase between gunmen and police on the corner of William Nicol Drive and Republic Road.

One suspect was also killed and two other people were injured.

Annie Brent says she's still trying to make sense of her husband's untimely death.

"He's gone, my soulmate is gone."

Brent says she hopes the loving memories she's created during her 25 years of marriage will carry her through this devastating time.

"We had breakfast together every morning, we used to steer the way to watch Tour de France and I'm grateful we had so many special moments together."

She says the support and words of comfort she's received from family and friends are helping her cope.