Elizabeth Edwards Dies at 61

WASHINGTON (NECN/AP) - A family friend says Elizabeth Edwards has died of cancer at the age of 61. The friend says the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards died in North Carolina Tuesday morning.

The friend spoke on the condition of anonymity because the family had not announced her death.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. reports that Edwards died at home, where she had returned after making the decision to end her treatment for breast cancer, with which she was first diagnosed in 2004, and which had reportedly metastasized in recent months.

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