By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - A family friend says Elizabeth Edwards has
died of cancer.

The estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate
John Edwards died in North Carolina Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.,
according to the friend who spoke on the condition of anonymity
because the family had not announced her death.

The family had issued a statement Monday that said doctors have
told Edwards that further treatment for her cancer would be
unproductive.

She spent her last days at home in North Carolina with family and friends gathered.
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UPDATE 4:17PM

Statement of the Edwards Family to CNN

Elizabeth Anania Edwards, mother, author, advocate died today at her home in Chapel Hill, surrounded by her family.

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 lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wade Edwards Foundation which benefits the Wade Edwards Learning Lab.


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  • by So What? Location: Montgomery on Dec 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM
    What was so great about her? What did she do to place her so high on the greatness scale. People die everyday from breast cancer and fight a good fight, but because she is a rich WHITE woman she is held in such high esteem. Lady don't waste your time on prayers, there is no GOD, she is deceased, therefore like a leaf on a tree in autumn, when it falls to the ground, it is dead, and there is no heaven paved with streets of gold.
  • by Jan Location: University City on Dec 7, 2010 at 03:15 PM
    I am sad for Elizabeth Edwards family. I send my prayers to them at this time. She was a great lady.
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