It was revealed on Tuesday morning that legendary actress Dame Elzabeth Taylor died while in the hospital at the age of 89. Taylor, who was instrumental in taking the first steps in helping AIDS/HIV prevention, of course, was an inspiration for many other fellow celebrities who looked up to her.
Many of the celebrities took to the social media website Twitter to comment on the untimely death of Liz Taylor. Sir Michel Caine, an actor who appeared with Taylor in the film X, Y and Zee, posted the following: “So sad to hear about my beautiful friend Elizabeth Taylor. We made a movie together many years ago and became friends. I got to know a beautiful woman, a wonderful actress and a great human being. Like so many others I will miss her very much.”
Singer Elton John posted the following: “We have just lost a Hollywood giant. More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being. Elizabeth Taylor earned her fame with her extraordinary talent as a young actress, making her first movie at the tender age of nine. She earned our adoration for her stunning beauty and for being the very essence of glamorous movie stardom. And she earned our enduring love and respect for her compassion and her courage in standing up and speaking out about Aids when others preferred to bury their heads in the sand.”
Former CNN broadcaster Larry King posted the following: “Elizabeth Taylor was a great friend, a great star and one gutsy woman. She was so special. You won’t see the likes of her again.” Meanwhile, current CNN name Piers Morgan had this to say: One of the great movie stars of all time, on and off screen.”