The friend confided to People Magazine:
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Elizabeth Taylor died early Wednesday morning at Cedar's Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, PerezHilton.com has confirmed.
A legend has left us!
"She was surrounded by her children- Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton," Taylor's publicist, Sally Morrison, confirmed in a statement.
Dame Elizabeth had been hospitalized for some time due to congestive heart failure, and as we reported a few weeks ago, was in deteriorating health.
The iconic actress was 79 years old.
Not only was she one of the most memorable screen stars of all time, but Taylor was also a huge humanitarian, personally raising tens of millions of dollars for AIDS research.
In her honor, we will be making a donation today to the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation, and we encourage you all wanting to pay tribute to do the same.
Our thoughts and well-wishes are with her family and friends!
Though she's no longer with us, Elizabeth Taylor will love on forever! Like Marilyn, Elvis, and - now - Liz!!!
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