Elizabeth Edwards dies after battling cancer
Elizabeth Edwards died Tuesday after battling breast cancer. Edwards was the author of two best-selling books and the estranged wife of John Edwards, a former senator and the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee. Edwards was first diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2004, the USA Today said. "She has lived a life that many women can identify with," Ed Turlington, John edwards' campaign chairman and family friend told the National Public Radio. "She's been a working mom; she's been a daughter caring for elderly parents; she comes from a military family." Edwards is survived by three children: Cate, 28, a Washington lawyer; Emma Claire, 12, and Jack, 10.