BREAKING NEWS: Actress Elizabeth Taylor Has Died

It has just been reported by ABC News that legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.

According to TMZ, Taylor died of congestive heart failure, a condition with which she had struggled with for many years.  Taylor’s publicist says she was “surrounded by her children — Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton.”

A rep said in a statement that Taylor died “peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles…Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home.  Sadly, this was not to be.”

Taylor was considered one of the greatest actresses of all-time, starring in classics like CLEOPATRA and Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.  She won an Academy Award for Best Actress twice for her roles in BUTTERFIELD 8 and WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Taylor has a plot next to her parents at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in L.A. Those buried or interred there include Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Truman Capote, Farah Fawcett, Dean Martin and Walter Matthau.

We at POPGoestheWeek will keep you updated as more information comes in.

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