Iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning. She was in her second month at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was being treated for symptoms of congestive heart failure.
Elizabeth was considered one of the greatest actresses of all time, and starred in classics like Cleopatra, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?. She was also known for her diligent work with charities and the fight against AIDS.
Elizabeth’s son Michael Wilding released a statement after Elizabeth passed away.
“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. 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.”
The family asks in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation.
RIP Elizabeth Taylor.