Ugh, we hate to think such a thing, but according to The National Enquirer, it may have been the case.
According to the mag, Elizabeth Taylor died of a massive heart attack last month that could have been avoided. Supposedly, her doctors advised her to undergo a life-saving heart surgery six months ago that would have bought her more time - but she didn't want it. As one friend explains:
"The doctors wanted to go in to clean up her clogging arteries and surgically repair her leaking heart," the friend said. They'd done what they could noninvasively, but they recommended bypass surgery and valve replacement to correct the problem. There were risks involved, but Elizabeth had a good track record when it came to surgical recovery. It may have bought her another 10 years."
Wow. Ten years. Imagine what she could have done with so much time. Then again, maybe she wouldn't have had the past six months if she had gone through with the procedure. You just can never know with these kinds of things.
In the end, we guess we understand why she decided not to go through with it, if she actually did. She had a lot of surgeries - somewhere around 100 in her lifetime. After that, who would want to go under the knife again?
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