Elizabeth Edwards has died of cancer. She was 61.
Edwards died at her North Carolina home surrounded by her three children, siblings, friends and her estranged husband, John, the family said. After her death the family released this statement: “Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but, she remains the heart of this family. 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.”
In happier times with then husband John. They were separated at the time of her death.