Hollywood Heroine Liz Taylor Dies aged 79

 

Screen Star Elizabeth dies of congestive heart failure.

Hailed by many as the last Hollywood great, the world was shocked to find Taylor had passed away on Wednesday morning.

The star will be best remembered for her eight marriages, many films and her effort to sponsor AIDS.

Her world famous beauty started off her career when she was spotted, aged 9, and since then had been in numerous films.

The well-known films she starred in included ‘Cleopatra’, ‘National Velvet’ and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Her health problems began with a fall while filming her first hit film, National Velvet, which led to a lifetime of back problems.

Pneumonia almost killed her in 1961 as she also battled addictions to alcohol and painkillers.

Taylor had two hip transplants in the 1990s, suffered another bout of pneumonia and came through surgery for a benign brain tumour.

In 2004, it was announced she was suffering from congestive heart failure and a twisted spine as a result of scoliosis.

However, bravely battling on, she ordered a jewel-encrusted wheelchair and set up charity work for AIDS in 1991 after the death of her friend Rock Hudson.

Now, her family, hoping to keep her alive, have requested that instead of sending flowers, donations be made to the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation.

Liz Taylor, RIP.

By Emily Low

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