Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of former Senator John Edwards, died Tuesday at the age of 61 after a 6-year battle with breast cancer.
We suspected that all was not well last week when it was revealed that the cancer had spread to her liver and the doctors advised no further treatment. Further evidence that the end was near came yesterday when she said "goodbye" to her friends and family on her personal Facebook page. But still we didn't want to believe it.
John, along with Elizabeth's three children, Catharine, 28, Jack, 10, and Emma Claire, 12, were at her side during her final days. (Her fourth child, Wade, was killed in an accident when he was a teenager.)
Our thoughts are with the Edwards family at this heartbreaking time.
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