Elizabeth Edwards Dies Of Cancer At Age 61 In Raleigh

Elizabeth Edwards Dies Of Cancer At Age 61 In Raleigh

By: Jennifer Hong
Staff Writer
Published: Dec 7, 2021

Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards dies of cancer in Raleigh, North Carolina. Elizabeth Edwards stopped further cancer treatment recently, she was 61. She was the wife of John Edwards.

Edwards was reportedly not in any pain and was surrounded by family and friends, including her estranged husband, at home in North Carolina. When rumors began to circulate that she had taken a turn for the worse, the family announced Monday that her doctors had recommended against any additional treatment. Her last public appearance was in September.

"Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive," the family said in a statement. "She is resting at home with family and friends." John Edwards rushed to her ex-wife's side as her condition slowly got worse.

John and Elizabeth Edwards separated last year after he acknowledged fathering a child with a former aide. It all happened during his unsuccessful vice presidential campaign in 2008. They have three children: Cate, 28; Emma, 12; and Jack, 10.

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