Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79. Taylor was one of the founders of the American Foundation for AIDS Research, and was revolutionary in her dedication to bringing awareness to AIDS and to creating an open dialogue about it. When AIDS carried an enormous stigma and help was hard to find for those with HIV, Taylor blazed the trail for AIDS awareness, and continued to do so until the end of her life.

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As far as same sex marriage, Taylor once said...

I've married 8 times, shouldn't they be allowed to marry at least once?”

Courtesy The Advocate...

Taylor's publicist, Sally Morrison, told the Associated Press that the actress died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Taylor had been treated for symptoms of the condition in recent weeks.

Taylor's son, Michael Wilding, released the following statement as first reported by ABC News: “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.”

 

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