Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Died from Heart Failure

Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor, the eight-times married screen legend, died at the age of 79. Celebrated for her striking beauty and a film career that caught people’s attention all over the world for fifty years, she peacefully passed away on November 23 in Los Angeles due to congestive heart failure.

Sally Morrison, representative of Taylor said that the controversial actress died "peacefully in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles." She added: "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."

In 1961, she was almost killed by a rare strain of pneumonia and she also battled addictions to alcohol and painkillers. She endured two hip replacement operations and another near-fatal bout of pneumonia and survived surgery for a brain tumor in 1997. She had heart surgery in 2009 to replace a leaky valve and has a long history of health problems.

Her most famous films included National Velvet, Cleopatra and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She won an Academy Award for best actress twice for her roles in "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.”

Michael Wilding, Taylor's

son, said that they always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world."

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