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article imageElizabeth Edwards, wife of Former Sen. John Edwards, dead at 61

By Andrew Moran     Dec 7, 2010 in Politics
Raleigh - After a six-year battle with cancer, Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of former 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards, has died at the age of 61. Friends close to Edwards say she died in North Carolina.
On Tuesday, CBS News reported that Elizabeth Edwards made the decision to discontinue for her metastatic breast cancer treatment, which meant that the cancer could have taken her life within weeks or months.
According to ABC News, Edwards, the estranged wife of the former North Carolina Senator and Presidential candidate, John Edwards, has died at the age of 61.
Friends close to the situation say that her husband was at her side, along with other friends and family, during her final days. The friends also say that the environment was friendly and warm but the mood was also sad.
The friend spoke on the condition anonymity because the family has not officially announced her death.
Elizabeth Edwards.
Elizabeth Edwards.
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“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,” said the family in a statement, reports CNN. “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.”
A friend close to the situation said that her husband was at her side, along with other friends and family, during her final days. The friend also said that the environment was friendly and warm but the mood was also sad.
The friend spoke on the condition anonymity because the family did not officially announce her death.
Last week, Edwards was hospitalized for a short period of time but was back at her North Carolina residence with both friends and family.
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