March 24, 2011

Rest In Peace, Elizabeth Taylor

Actress Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor or best known as Elizabeth Taylor had passed away a few hours ago at the Cedars-Sinai at the age of 79, surrounded by her four children.

Elizabeth had been admitted into Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles since Friday, 11th March for symptoms of congestive heart failure. She already announced having this condition in 2004, where the heart is too weak to pump sufficient blood throughout the body, particularly the lower extremities - ankles and feet. Throughout her life, she had broken her back five times, had both her hips replaced, survived a benign brain tumor operation and skin cancer, and faced life-threatening bouts with pneumonia twice. Due to all this, that is why of late, Elizabeth is seen in a wheelchair wherever she goes.

Elizabeth Taylor, also known as the violet-eyed screen siren will always be remembered as the beautiful Cleopatra and the dark beauty who won two Academy Awards (best actress for Butterfield 8 in 1961 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1967) in the course of her career. She had had a colorful personal life, being married 8 times to 7 men (twice to Richard Burton), she was awarded the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Academy Award in 1992 for her strong support and fighting against HIV/AIDS, been a great friend and confidante to Michael Jackson and also an avid lover of diamonds. 

Who can ever forget the Taylor-Burton diamond?

 The 69.42 carat, one inch thick diamond worth $1.1million that was later suspended into a necklace.

Elizabeth Taylor will always be remembered as a one True Hollywood Icon and may she rest in peace. You may find more information about her here and here.

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