Elizabeth Taylor: 1932-2011

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Elizabeth Taylor: 1932-2011

Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning at the age of 79. Taylor suffered heart failure after a long history of health problems.

“She was surrounded by her children — Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton,” Taylor’s publicist, Sally Morrison, said in a statement.

The actress had been receiving treatment over the past two months at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for congestive heart failure. Despite a number of complications, her condition had been stabilized, and there was hope she would be able to return home.

Taylor was best known for her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which she won her second Academy Award. She won her first in 1961 for her role in Butterfield 8.