Death of Elizabeth Edwards

July 3, 1949 - December 7, 2010
Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Age 61

Estranged wife of John Edwards dies
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MIKE BAKER, The Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Edwards, who closely advised her husband in two bids for the presidency and advocated for health care even as her own health and marriage publicly crumbled, died Tuesday after a six-year struggle with cancer. She was 61.

She died at her North Carolina home surrounded by her three children, siblings, friends and her estranged husband, John, the family said.

"Today we have lost the comfort of...

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