Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79


Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died at the age of 79, her publicist told CNN Wednesday.

Taylor died “peacefully in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles,” said the statement. She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, “a condition with which she had struggled for many years. Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not  to  be.