Just six days before Elizabeth Edwards died, she signed a will to make sure her cheating estranged husband, Senator John Edwards did not get any of her assets. Elizabeth Edwards left everything to her three children. She named her eldest daughter, Catherine, 28, as the executor of her estate.
Elizabeth Edwards died of breast cancer at the age of 61. She was diagnosed with the disease, after her husband lost his bid as vice president in 2004. John Edwards withdrew from the presidential race in 2008, after admitting claims about an affair in a national tabloid with a videographer named Rielle Hunter were true and he also was the father of her baby. In 2006, Senator Edwards also admitted he also had the affair at the time of Elizabeth’s cancer was in remission, but then try to deny he was the father of Hunter’s child.