Iconic for her signature style, great beauty, many marriages and as a crusader for HIV/AIDS related charities, Elizabeth Taylor quietly passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday March 23rd 2011 surrounded by her family at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California where she had been hospitalized two-months ago. Taylor’s son Michael with second husband (Michael Wilding) released an official statement on behalf of the family:
“My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humour, 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 on-going 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.” – Michael Wilding
She is survived by her four children, ten grand-children and four great-grand children.
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