First Lady, Michelle Obama paid tribute today to Elizabeth Edwards. Sadly Elizabeth Edwards lost her brave battle against cancer, she passed away yesterday at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Elizabeth Edwards was surrounded by love ones, including her estranged husband, John Edwards.

Michelle Obama released a statement today saying: “In her life, Elizabeth Edwards knew tragedy and pain. Many others would have turned inward; many others in the face of such adversity would have given up. But through all that she endured, Elizabeth revealed a kind of fortitude and grace that will long remain a source of inspiration.”

President Obama posted on Twitter: Our country has benefited from the voice Elizabeth Edwards gave to the cause of building a society that lifts up all those left behind.

Elizabeth Edwards a courageous and brilliant woman, provided hope and inspiration for thousands of women. Her funeral is expected to be held this weekend. Astrochicks thoughts and prayers go out to her family. You can post condolences to the family at her official Facebook page.

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Jacy Nova

Jacy Nova is the resident Astrologer and Managing Editor for Astrochicks.com. Born under the zodiac sign of Virgo, she has a Libra Rising and Libra Moon.