Wednesday, 23 March 2011

#90 - RIP Elizabeth Taylor

I was shocked to hear that the legendary actress, Elizabeth Taylor passed away today at 79.

Sadly she had battled health problems for years, including breaking her back five times, and was confined to a wheelchair in her later years.
Most recently succumbing to congestive heart failure and was admitted to hospital mid-February for monitoring.
The cause of death has not yet been comfirmed.

I always think of her in her fantastic roles in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and of course the iconic Cleopatra, where she starred alongside Richard Burton, who she then wed in '64.
She was also known for her generosity, founding the American Federation for AIDS Research, and raised $50m for the cause.

You can see the overwhelming response and sadness her death has caused on the internet, mainly Twitter, with #RIPElizabethTaylor becoming a Trending Topic, with countless celebrities posting their condolences and thoughts for one of the world's favourite actresses.

She will be sadly missed but thought of fondly.
She was one of the last true Hollywood icons; such an inspiration to so many people<3


  1. I was under the impression she had died previously o_O. I must have confused her and somebody else.

  2. I remember the first film I saw her in was National Velvet, made me want to ride horses.