Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, famed her striking beauty and a film career that spanned five decades, has died at the age of 79, a statement by her publicist said on Wednesday.

"Legendary actress, businesswoman, and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles," said the statement.

Taylor reportedly died of congestive heart failure.

Taylor was considered one of the greatest actresses of all-time - starring in classics like Cleopatra and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She won an Academy Award for best actress twice for her roles in BUtterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?

May she rest in peace.

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