It truly is a sad, sad day. A legend has been lost and there is a hole in many people's hearts that can never be filled by her passing.
Early this morning, Elizabeth Taylor passed away due to congestive heart failure, which she had been battling against for many weeks. In the wake of his loss, her son, Michael Wilding, released the following statement, saying:
"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."
There will never be another like Dame Taylor and we will treasure her movies and her extraordinary philanthropy work forever.
Our thoughts and well-wishes are with her family and friends.
[Image via Fame Pictures.]