Rest In Peace Elizabeth Taylor
Actress, activist, and icon Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning at age 79 after battling with congestive heart failure. The Hollywood legend won two Oscars for her roles in “Butterfield 8″ (1960) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (1966). She also captivated audiences and the world with her glamourous lifestyle and always made headlines with her multiple marriages. Taylor is known well for her work in the AIDS community, in 1991 she created the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation.
Taylor was an eight-time bride, who wed twice to Richard Burton. She is survived by four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her son, Michael Wilding released the following statement in response to his mother’s passing:
“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.”
Elizabeth Taylor will be missed, but her legacy will live on through her films!