WASHINGTON - (AP) - A family friend says Elizabeth Edwards has died of cancer.

The estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidateJohn Edwards died in North Carolina Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.,according to the friend who spoke on the condition of anonymitybecause the family had not announced her death.

The family had issued a statement Monday that said doctors havetold Edwards that further treatment for her cancer would beunproductive. She spent her last days at home in North Carolinawith family and friends gathered.