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ELIZABETH EDWARDS: 1949 – 2010

Posted in Elizabeth Edwards on December 7, 2010 by fadedblog

A family friend says Elizabeth Edwards has died of cancer.

The friend says the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards died in North Carolina this morning following her 6-year long battle with cancer.

The friend spoke to the AP on the condition of anonimity because the family had not announced her death.

Story is developing.

UPDATE: The sad news has been confirmed.

“Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but she remains the heart of this family,” the family says in a statement. “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.”

The family asked that donations be made to the Wade Edwards Foundation which benefits the Wade Edwards Learning Lab. He was the Elizabeth’s teenaged son who died in a car accident.

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ELIZABETH EDWARDS’ CANCER SPREADS TO HER LIVER

Posted in Elizabeth Edwards on December 6, 2010 by fadedblog

Things aren’t looking too good for Elizabeth Edwards.

Her cancer has taken a turn for the worse and is now metastasized to the liver.

“Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive. She is resting at home with family and friends,” the Edwards family says in a statement to People magazine.

Elizabeth posted a Facebook message to her friends. “I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces ­ my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope,” she wrote. “These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that.”

Elizabeth, the estranged wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2004, was briefly hospitalized last week after not feeling well over Thanksgiving.