In some unfortunate news, acting legend Elizabeth Taylor passes away this morning at the age of 79.
Plagued with illness in recent years, the Oscar winning actress succumbed to heart failure at Cedai Sinai Hospital at approximately 1:30am.
“She was surrounded by her children – Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton,” Taylor’s publicist, Sally Morrison, said in a statement.
Taylor best known for her stunning beauty, many marriages and her perfume empire was an avid advocate for AIDS research. She was even awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, in recognition of her charity work in 1993.
To commemorate the stars legacy, the family asks that contributions be made to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Details of a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
R.I.P Ms. Taylor.