One of the biggest movie icons of the 20th Century, Dame Elizabeth Taylor has died aged 79.

It was announced earlier today that Elizabeth Taylor passed away in Los Angeles due to congestive heart failure. Her family were with her when she passed away. In a statement released today her son Michael Wilding said “Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.”

The actress hit the dizzy heights of celebrity stardom when she appeared in films such as Cleopatra and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?. Her marriage to actor Richard Burton, twice, was the talk of Hollywood along with several other marriages.

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