Early this morning, it was reported that Elizabeth Taylor had passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 79 surrounded by her family, friends and children. According to ABC News, Taylor was hospitalized about six weeks ago where she suffered a congestive heart failture. Eventually, her condition stablized enough where it was thought she would return home.
On Wednesday morning, after the morning news programs found out about the tragic loss and reported it as breaking news, and stopping planned segments to talk about her legacy, her son Michael Wilding released a statement via People, stating the following:
“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 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.”