Elizabeth Edwards, Powerful Force Behind Husband's Political Career, Loses Battle With Cancer





Elizabeth Edwards, who played a pivotal role in her husband's political career and captured the public's sympathy with her lengthy battle with breast cancer and her estrangement from John Edwards over his highly publicized affair, died Tuesday of liver failure, Fox News has confirmed. She was 61.

She died at her North Carolina home surrounded by her three children, siblings, friends and John, the family said.

Edwards stopped receiving treatment this month when doctors told her it would be unproductive after it spread to her liver....



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