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Elizabeth Taylor Died

Updated on June 18, 2012

Elizabeth Taylor Is Dead

Elizabeth Taylor died in the early hours of March 23rd of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Her condition was first diagnosed in 2003 and she went on to have surgery to fix a leaky valve in her heart in 2009. Elizabeth Taylor had various complications but was realitively stable until a month before her 79th birthday. As a result, she celebrated her birthday a month earlier as she was due to go into hospital for another operation. She even tweeted about her upcoming operation before she was admitted to the hospital.

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure, otherwise known as CHF, is common in people with high blood pressure, heart valve disease or failure and can result from bad life habits such as smoking, drinking, over eating, and not enough exercise. Elizabeth Taylor suffered from most of these traits throughout her life and career.

It is commonly known that Elizabeth Taylor drank, and at a number of points in her life she put on excess weight. Originally the weight gain was due to her and her then husband Richard Burton wanting to take 3 months out for themselves, but the movie company was nervous as they were the hottest Hollywood stars at the time. If they took a break that meant millions of dollars would be lost or postponed for MGM. Elizabeth Taylor then gained weight in the hopes she would be offered less acting roles and could get some much needed time off.

Elizabeth Taylor Quotes

Elizabeth Taylor had a rich life. She accomplished many things in her life. She was married 8 times to 7 men. She had 4 children and was close to her children. Elizabeth Taylor said some of the most memorable quotes in her life and she lived by those words. "I've always admitted that I am ruled by my passions", is a famous Elizabeth Taylor quote.

If Elizabeth Taylor loved a man she normally married him. This is proven by her own words, "I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?"

There are too many funny and uniquely Elizabeth Taylor quotes to mention them all here.

Elizabeth Taylor Movies

Aside from her personal life, Elizabeth Taylor will most be remembered for her movie roles.

Her first big movie success was as a child star in the classic National Velvet. Elizabeth Taylor appeared in over 40 movies in her career, most notably Cleopatra where she met the love of her life, Richard Burton.

She also won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress for Butterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, which also starred her husband Richard Burton.

Farewell To the Last Hollywood Star

Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011, rest in peace. Although she is gone, she will not be forgotten. Even now Angelina Jolie is preparing to play the part of Cleopatra.

Although I am a Jolie fan I find it hard to image anyone topping Elizabeth Taylor's version of Cleopatra. No one could truly compete with "Violet Eyes" and so we say farewell to the last true Hollywood star, Elizabeth Taylor.


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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      lol np always exploring. I think Natalie Portman really wants to play Elizabeth Taylor. Of course it could be Angelina Jolie get's it instead... as she is already playing Cleopatra.. but I hope it isn't Jolie. It doesn't fit for me. I think Portman would be better.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Who could ever play her? I can't think of anyone. I wrote a poem about her and Michael Jackson, you might like it. I loved them both. I didn't know about the love letters from Burton. I always thought he was her real love, but other's say it was Todd. Well i guess you can tell, i'm a real fan. Thank you.

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      Lauryallan 6 years ago

      Thank you always exploring. She was one of mine too. There has been recent news about the chance of a biopic film by Martin Scorcese on the love affair between Taylor and Burton, using some love letters that have been given by the families. I hope they do that film. I hope they get someone good to play Taylor...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh i loved this. She was one of my favorites. Thank you.