Elizabeth Edwards passes away
December 7th, 2010
04:59 PM ET
11 years ago

Elizabeth Edwards passes away

(CNN) - Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to a family spokesperson. She was 61.

She died at the family home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, according to a statement released by the family.

"Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains the heart of this family," the statement said. "We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life."

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Zha51

    May God bless you. You were a class act. You have overcome and surely God has smiled on you. Blessings to you and your family. Say hello to my mom.

    December 7, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  2. ST

    My heartfelt condolence to the family, especially the young ones who have lost their close guardian. No more suffering Elizabeth, you will now rest in peace while watching from heaven your kids growing up!

    December 7, 2010 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  3. IHTCF

    This is truly shocking considering it was only yesterday she posted that letter on her facebook page. Just goes to show tomorrow is not promised. Condolences to her children and those in her family that stayed faithful to her.

    December 7, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  4. Dr Matrix

    We will miss you. You handled everything that came your way with dignity and class. We should all learn from you.

    December 7, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
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