Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In Memoriam: Elizabeth Edwards, 1949-2010
Just a day after we learned that her cancer had reached terminal status, news comes that Elizabeth Edwards passed away this morning at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was just 61 years old.
Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, and, eventually, she knew that the cancer would take her life. She lived bravely with the disease for six years and showed nothing but class and dignity in the face of some of the most horrible personal trauma one can experience as her marriage to former Senator, Vice Presidential and Presidential candidate John Edwards came apart in front of everyone through, frankly, no fault of her own.
Edwards is survived by her estranged husband and her children, Cate, Emma Clare, and Jack.