Keep reading for more on Elizabeth Taylor… after the jump.
Numerous news source are reporting that actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away earlier today and her publicist has since released a statement saying the Hollywood star passed away in Los Angeles.
Her son, Michael, confirmed the news and released this statement, which reads:
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.
If you only know Ms. Taylor as an older woman, you should really check out IMDB.com and take a look at the amazing career of this Academy Award winning actress. Elizabeth Taylor got an early start in Hollywood as a child actress and never looked back, becoming not only one of the greatest actresses during the film industry’s “Golden Age” but also one of popular culture’s greatest icons.
She will be greatly missed.