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Elizabeth Edwards -- Dead at 61

12/7/2010 7:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Elizabeth Edwards died in her home in North Carolina today -- just days after doctors advised her to stop her cancer treatment.

Elizabeth Edwards Death


According to local reports, 61-year-old Elizabeth -- who was married to former presidential candidate John Edwards -- had been surrounded by friends and family in recent days including John himself.

Just yesterday, Elizabeth posted a goodbye message on her Facebook page which read, "The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human."

She continued, "But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that, I am grateful."

Elizabeth Edwards Dead

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Dorinha    

trash can website, TMZ, with it's readers and viewers sharing the same intelligence and mind set as those within the TMZ staff room. disgusting.

Posted at 2:25 PM on Dec 7, 2010 by katie10
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Yet here you are lowering the collective IQ with your hypocritical, mud-slinging comment.

1361 days ago
77.

Michelle    

DeeDee - why would you try and turn this tragedy into a race issue. Pathetic!

1361 days ago
78.

SERIOUSLY !!!!!    

'Poem for Elizabeth'
The Angel of Mercy has swooped silent and fast,
To cradle another Angel and take her home at last.

Rest in Peace Elizabeth
by Pamela Burgess

1361 days ago
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    

#76 Fred Farkel

YOU are a NASTY, ageist and misogynistic bastard!!!
So all women deserve to die a horrible death when they hit a certain age? And you condone John's cheating? F*CK You!

Posted at 2:59 PM on Dec 7, 2010 by TorontoWoman
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Why would you feed a troll? He is looking for a reaction and you play right into his hand. Let him be as he is perfectly happy stroking himself in his mom's basement.

1361 days ago
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Sylvia Thomas    

This article sums up this sad situation perfectly:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/60...95174/what_is_john_edwards_thinking_tonight.html?cat=2

1361 days ago
81.

maria    

RIP Elizabeth what a strong woman. Maybe now her no good husband will marry that bitch!!!!!

1361 days ago
82.

Snow White    

So sad. May she rest in peace away from that low-life ex husband of hers.

1361 days ago
83.

Olivia3100    

RIP Elizabeth
You have lived an example of grace.
God bless your children. You have left them
a great legacy of love.

1361 days ago
84.

Socal    

Very sad. I hope she is in a better place. I am so sad for her children. RIP

1361 days ago
85.

Jay    

A lot of poor black women die of cancer too. Just remember that.
Posted at 2:14 PM on Dec 7, 2010 by DeeDee Russel

The difference is that we are talking about somebody here, so YOU remember that!

1361 days ago
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SEER    

The tragic thing about all this is that she had to take her final breath knowing her husband shamed and humiliated her and their children, rather than be a comfort to her in her final days. Still, she had the grace and strength to try and go it alone. To all cheating spouses out there: SHAME ON YOU for what you put your families through just for a lousy piece of a@@. Hope it was worth it Johnny boy, now that your career is ruined and your children are left mother-less. No doubt the extra stress excellerated her illness, because it seems like a big coincidence that she worsened after she got the "baby" news. ROT IN HELL JOHN AND REILLE!

1361 days ago
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Jennifer B.    

I was just @ a different funeral today for a man who died of brain cancer... how extremely sad today is for me... rip & godspeed vic & elizabeth!!!

1361 days ago
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Susie-Q    

I so admire the way she played out her life--she is a tribute to all woman, leaving behind a wonderful legacy for her family. As far as her husband goes--I hope he can live with himself, for I feel without a doubt her stress, and sadness must have impacted her disease. We will never know for sure but it sure didn't help much. So once again the good die young. The evil just live on---may God receive her soul in his loving heart, may she rest at peace at last!

1361 days ago
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femonanon    

CNN just wiped out all comments on this story...because some people are too warped to realize that the comments section about someone dying isn't the place for politics and stupid remarks. good move CNN..hell TMZ posters are more tactful

1361 days ago
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okerry    

Gonna marry the whore now, John? You said you would once your wife was out of the way.

RIP, Elizabeth.

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