Elizabeth Edwards the estranged wife to John Edwards is dead
She died after a long battle with breast cancer.
Elizabeth was 61 years old and has been instrumental in shaping Mr Edwards political career.
John Edwards is a former Democratic Presidential Candidate hopeful.
They have been estranged for several years.
Elizabeth died in North Carolina Tuesday morning after battling cancer for over six years.
A family friend on conditions of anonymity made the reports of Elizabeth Edwards