Elizabeth Taylor, Movie Legend Dies at 79

Elizabeth Taylor, Movie Legend Dies at 79Hollywood icon, Elizabeth Taylor passed away on Wednesday at the age of 79. Taylor had been hospitalized in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the last six weeks where she died of congestive heart failure. Her publicist Sally Morrison stated that;

“All her children were with her.”

She was a larger than life character both on and off camera. Taylor, famous for her beauty and grace, won three Oscars during her long career. Although her personal life was also the source of tabloid fascination, her real life was plagued with heartbreak and personal tragedy.

Elizabeth Taylor was born in London and starred in over 50 movies, she began her movie career as a child, she was already a star by the age of twelve. Taylor married an astonishing eight times, twice to Richard Burton who she starred with in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), this was one of her Oscar winning roles.

Elizabeth Taylor was awarded a special Oscar in 1993, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. This was to honor Taylor for her humanitarian work for AIDS research, she helped to raise more than $200million for the cause.

Her son Michael Wilding said in a statement;

“Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.”


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