Elizabeth Edwards died this morning at 10:15 am at her Chapel Hill home with her family and close friends by her side including her estranged husband, former presidential candidate, John Edwards.
Elizabeth Edwards dies at 61 - Yahoo! News
Elizabeth fought a six-year battle with breast cancer and after being told that further treatment would be unproductive, went home to be with her family until the end. She had been preparing a letter for her young children for some time to prepare them for this eventuality.
The family put out the following statement:
"Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but, she remains the heart of this family," the family said in a statement. "We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life. On behalf of Elizabeth we want to express our gratitude to the thousands of kindred spirits who moved and inspired her along the way. Your support and prayers touched our entire family."Edwards, a tireless advocate for health care reform, separated from her husband in January after he admitted fathering a child with a campaign videographer.
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