Elizabeth Taylor Dies at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles at 79: Her Children Were at Her Side
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Elizabeth Taylor died with her children at her side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center near Beverly Hills this morning. She was 79.
The two-time Oscar Award winner succumbed to congestive heart failure.
Her children -- Michael and Christopher Wilding; Liza Todd and Maria Burton -- were with her, according to her publicist, Sally Morrison.
She was survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Taylor died at 1:28 a.m., according to TMZ. She had been in the hospital for at least two weeks, according to the site.
Ted Soqui Elizabeth Taylor's star on the Walk of Fame Wednesday.
A private service was scheduled for later this week.
Taylor with husband Mike Todd and daughter Liza Todd.
Son Michael Wilding stated:
My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world.
Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.