Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor’s publicist today announced that Taylor had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, from which she’d been suffering since 2004.

The English/American actress, one of the greats from Hollywood’s golden era, was renowned for her great beauty and talent. She died peacefully surrounded by her four children, Maria Burton, Liza Todd, and sons Michael and Christopher Wilding.

Her son Michael stated, “We will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor and love.” He added, “Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her.”

Taylor invested a great deal of her life and energy fundraising for AIDS related charities. She helped to start the American Foundation For AIDS Research following the death of her close friend and fellow Hollywood star, Rock Hudson. 

She also created her own AIDS foundation in 1991, and by 1999 she had helped raise an estimated $50 million for the fight against AIDS.

Taylor, who was married eight times to seven husbands, is survived by four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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