Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor died at the age of 79 early this morning at Cedar's Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.  "She was surrounded by her children- Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton," Taylor's publicist, Sally Morrison, confirmed in a statement.  A brain tumour, skin cancer, pneumonia and congestive heart failure were among her catalogue of ailments and she underwent three hip replacements.

Both on screen and off, the actress' violet eyes were irresistible and her star power formidable.

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011

"I am so sorry to hear that this great legend has passed.  I admired and respected her not only as an actress but for her amazing and inspiring work as an AIDS activist. She was one of a kind."

Madonna's Speech at Elizabeth Taylor's Birthday Ceremony in 1996.