Thursday, March 24, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor dead at 79
Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress, beauty icon, a two-time Oscar winner famed for her "violet eyes", charity endeavors and 8 marriages, died last March 23, 2011 due to congestive heart failure. She's been battling the condition since 2004 and had been hospitalized since Feb. She also founded her own AIDS Foundation to help other organizations provide direct care to those suffering from the disease.
Taylor also suffered from a life-threatening illness such as pneumonia and brain tumor, aside from congestive heart failure. She also dealt with obesity due to her ravenous appetite for food and drinks. She once said, "Eating became one of the most pleasant activities I could find to fill the lonely hours".
Taylor is best known for her film role as "Cleopatra" where she met her on and off husband, Richard Burton. Perhaps, her beauty is the best evidence of how powerful and famous she really is.
You'll always be remembered, Elizabeth Taylor. Rest in peace.