It's with the saddest heart that I say the incomparable Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79 years old. An actress since she was a small child, a groundbreaking HIV/AIDs activist and the original tabloid queen, Elizabeth Taylor was truly one of a kind, and she will be missed.
Surrounded by her children, Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton, Taylor passed away early this morning in Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital of congestive heart failure.
"My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love," Michael Wilding said in a statement. "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. 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," reports .
Last summer I read , and I became enamored with Liz and Dick. And one of the bravest acting duets I have ever seen is their tumultuous portrayal of Martha and George in the film adaptation of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
She is a star amongst stars and she will be missed.
- Alexandra Gekas, Associate Editor