Elizabeth Edwards dies at 61
Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former U.S. senator (D-N.C.) and vice presidential nominee John Edwards, has died at the age of 61 at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Mrs. Edwards had breast cancer, which had metastisized to other organs. She was a lawyer and author as well as a partner in her husband 2008 short-lived run for the Democratic presidenital nomination. In 2004, John Edwars was the vice presidential running mate of Democratic nominee John Kerry.
When John Edwards's infidelity became known in 2008 -- and he later acknowledged an illigetimate daughter -- Elizabeth Edwards did not stand by her husband, like so many other political wives. They soon separated, and Mrs. Edwards set out to live her own life.
A full obituary will be posted soon
| December 7, 2010; 5:02 PM ET
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