Elizabeth Taylor Dies Aged 79
The screen icon passed away in the early hours of this morning...
Legendary Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor has sadly passed away.
According to ABC News, the double-Oscar winning star died in the early hours of this morning after suffering from congestive heart failure. She was 79-years old.
Taylor, who is known for her roles in classic flicks Cleopatra and Who’s Afraid Of Virgina Woolf, was admitted to hospital in Los Angeles last month after years of ill health, and was being treated for her heart problems.
Elizabeth was famous for her friendship with the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and allegedly collapsed after hearing about his death in June 2009.
In the same year, she also had surgery on her heart, and said on Twitter: "very new and involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device, without open heart surgery so that my heart will function better."
A statement issued by her family confirming her death today claimed that she died: "surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton."
53-year old Michael remembered his mother, stating: "My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love,"
"Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished."
He added: "We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts."