Liz Taylor’s death Wednesday, March 23, 2011 comes as a shock to the entertainment world. The National Velvet star, also known as Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, died at age 79 of symptoms of congestive heart failure.
Elizabeth Taylor’s publicist says she died peacefully at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Taylor had been hospitalized for about six weeks after battling congestive heart failure and the complications associated with the disease.
Her longtime friendship with Michael Jackson was well known and admired by many. She attended the Pop Star’s private funeral on September 3, 2009.
Many fans were Tweeting the breaking news Wednesday morning. @GMA RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Just confirmed that the celebrated actress died in the early hours this morning. #Breaking: RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Just confirmed that the celebrated actress died in the early hours this morning.
Elizabeth Taylor was known for many movies, most notably National Velvet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and Cleopatra among many others.
Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times to seven husbands. Marriages to Richard Burton – the “love of her life” – and Eddie Fisher were memorable.
- Conrad “Nicky” Hilton
- Michael Wilding
- Michael Todd
- Eddie Fisher
- Richard Burton (15 March 1964 – 26 June 1974)
- Richard Burton (10 October 1975 – 29 July 1976)
- John Warner
- Larry Fortensky
Finding Elizabeth Taylor’s Movies in Rhode Island: Movies by Elizabeth Taylor can be found at many Providence, Rhode Island area libraries. They can also be bought at local Best Buy stores, Walmart and rented from Netflix.
Sources: CNN, ABC, Today Show
Photo: LONDON – APRIL 26: (FILE PHOTO) Elizabeth Taylor holding an Oscar she won for the film ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf’ at the Grosvenor Hotel on April 26, 1967 in London, United Kingdom. The British born actress had suffered from numerous health problems since 1997 and was most recently hospitalized in Los Angeles at the beginning of February this year for congestive heart failure, a condition she has had since November 2004. Taylor first graced our screens at the age of 12 in “National Velvet'” and went on to receive two Oscars for her performances in “Butterfield 8” (1960) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) and appeared in more than 50 films. She was married eight times and most famously married Richard Burton a second time in 1975 which lasted less than a year. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)