Elizabeth Edwards, who played a pivotal role in her husband's political career and captured the public's sympathy with her lengthy battle with breast cancer and her estrangement from John Edwards over his highly publicized affair, died Tuesday, Fox News has confirmed. She was 61.
Elizabeth Edwards cut her estranged husband, former U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards, from her will less than a week before she died, Politico reported Wednesday, after obtaining a copy of the document.
In the will signed on Dec. 1, six days before she died, Elizabeth Edwards left her estate to her three children, naming eldest daughter Cate, a lawyer, executor of the will.
"All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death, I give and bequeath to my children,” the will stated.
There was no mention of her husband in the five-page document. The pair separated shortly after after Sen. John Edwards admitted in January 2010 that he had a child out of wedlock.
Elizabeth Edwards died in her North Carolina home on Dec. 7 home after a six-year battle with breast cancer.
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