Elizabeth Taylor, the iconic actress, activist and Hollywood legend, has died at age 79, according to NBC News.
The actress has been hospitalized several times in recent years for congestive heart failure and was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital in February for monitoring; congestive heart failure is listed as the official cause of death.
Taylor first appearance was at the age of nine, and by age 12 she was a bona fide star thanks to National Velvet the saga of a girl and her beloved horse that became a massive hit. Since then, she become one of the biggest stars the industry had ever known then or has since, a woman capable of the role of , Cleopatra, and completely baring her soul in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.
She was nominated for that award four times in a row at the peak of her fame in the late 50s and early 60s, winning first for 1960’s Butterfield 8.
Taylor’s poor health in the last few years had kept her out of the spotlight, though her spokesperson on the 27 of February said she’d be watching the Oscars ceremony from her hospital bed.
Below is a tribute narrated by Paul Newman, that tells everything on Taylor.
She didn’t star in a movie after 1980, but for decades after that, even children could immediately recognize Elizabeth Taylor.