The passing of a great woman; Elizabeth Taylor

Yesterday, we heard the news that Elizabeth Taylor had passed away at the age of 79.

Elizabeth Taylor died on March 23, 2011 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California from congestive heart failure. An amazing spokesperson of many works including Israeli causes and AIDS research, as well as a huge ally to the LGBT community in the movement towards equality amongst many other courageous endeavors in her lifetime.

Reports are stating she will be buried at the same cemetery where Michael Jackson is entombed.

For more than twenty-five years, Elizabeth Taylor was a passionate advocate of AIDS research, treatment and care. She changed the way this nation and our world viewed AIDS by testifying eloquently on Capitol Hill and condemning prejudice and discrimination. While her celebrity helped open doors that were slammed in the face of others, it was her unfailing compassion that drove her commitment to the fight against AIDS.

Please join in paying tribute to Elizabeth Taylor by visiting this memorial page and leaving your own message of condolence.

Elizabeth’s compassion, radiance, and generosity of spirit will be greatly missed by us all. She leaves a monumental legacy that has improved and extended millions of lives and will enrich countless more for generations to come.

“The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.” – Elizabeth Taylor

“Winning a pair of Oscars may have been an achievement, but when I saw the face of this disease I knew I was also put on this earth to speak out and work as hard as I could to conquer AIDS.”
– Elizabeth Taylor