Reposting from USAToday.com
By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
Elizabeth Taylor has died at age 79 after month of two months in a Los Angeles hospital for congestive heart failure. “Her loss is devastating,” said her son Michael in a statement.
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Good Morning America said she died “in the early hours this morning” in Los Angeles, with her four children – Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton – by her side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
“My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest with great passion, humor and love,” said her son Michael Wilding 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 contributions to our world.“
He continued: “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.“
In addition to her children, Taylor is survived by 10 grand children and four great grandchildren. Publicist Sally Morrison says a private family funeral will be held later this week. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that contributions be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
What to say about this shocking news?….
Rest In Peace Liz… 😦