Hollywood Screen Legend Elizabeth Taylor Dead at 79


News just in: Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning. Very sad news, the legend was only 79-years-old. Although the cause of death hasn't been confirmed, it is known that the actress was treated in hospital last month for congestive heart failure following and op to replace a leaky valve in 2009.

The English-American actress was probably best known for her role as Cleopatra, although she scored Oscars both Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Butterfield 8.

Away from the film set, she was obviously better known for her personal life - oh, if only they'd had the interweb back in the 1960s, she'd have been an HM favourite. Her eight weddings include TWO to Welsh film star Richard Burton, and, more recently, it was her friendship with Michael Jackson that provided speculation.

Talking about working with her on the set of Meeting Mrs. Jenkins in 1966, Burton said:

"She was unquestionably gorgeous. I can think of no other word to describe a combination of plentitude, frugality, abundance, tightness. She was lavish. She was a dark unyielding largesse. She was, in short, too bloody much."

RIP, Liz.

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