Elizabeth Edwards passed away today, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was 61 years old.
She passed away in her Chapel Hill home, surrounded by family.
First diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, it spread to her hips and ribs in 2007. It was diagnosed as being incurable though treatable.
Just yesterday, a statement was released that she was stopping treatment, since it would not longer be of any help. This news was devastating, but it’s nothing compared to the sadness of today.
She was the estranged wife of former North Carolina Senator, John Edwards. She was viewed by many as a pillar of strength and a role model.
Her family released a statement, saying that “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.”
Elizabeth Edwards, the nation is saddened by the news of your loss and mourns. Our thoughts are with your family.