Elizabeth Taylor, RIP

The Screen Legend Is Gone …
… aged 79, from congestive heart failure, ABC News and other outlets report this morning.

We’ll follow with a retrospective of Taylor’s work soon. For now, here’s part of the news obituary from the ABC Web page.

Oscar winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died today at Los Angeles, Calif.’s Cedars-Sinai Hospital. She was 79-years-old.

“She was surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton,” Taylor’s publicist, Sally Morrison, said in a statement.

In the same statement, Michael Wilding, 58, memorialized his mother:

“My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love,” he said. “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.”

From The Wrap, here’s a photographic review of Taylor’s life.

Here’s a clip of Taylor from the classic “Butterfield 8.”

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