Elizabeth Taylor Died (1932 – 2011)

March 23rd, 2011 // 135 Comments

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died this morning of congestive heart failure at age 79, according to the Associated Press:

“My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love,” her son, Michael Wilding, said in a statement.
“We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.”
Wilding and Taylor’s three other children were with her. She is also survived buy 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

May we take comfort in knowing that, statistically, at least one of her eight husbands has to be waiting for her on the other side along with her dear, dear friend Michael Jackson. Oh, how she used to bring him such beautiful children to play with. Fresh-faced and innocent. “Whatever does he do with them all?” she’d whimsically wonder while lighting up a room of passionate activists, like herself, fighting disease and hunger.

Rest in Peace, Elizabeth. Your legacy lives on.

Photos: Getty, WENN

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  1. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    cazza
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    One of the most beautiful women to ever grace the planet. RIP x

  2. RandaI

    I was hoping to be husband number 31.

  3. Jake

    Richard Burton once said being married to Elizabeth Taylor was like having a one night stand every night.

    There is no greater compliment.

    • Yeah they were something else to watch! And reunited again///

    • vitobonespur

      That’s because she asked him his name every time they fucked.

    • absurdfiction

      Just dropped in to comment about her marriage to Richard Burton — technically Fish got it wrong, she only had SEVEN husbands, although she was married eight times. She married Richard Burton twice, and once said that if he had lived (he passed away in the 1980s), they may have married a third time. He was the love of her life, which means something coming from a woman whose full name was Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky. Truly a legend! The world feels a little less glamourous with her passing.

  4. Anon

    What a sexy, talented, classy lady. R.I.P.

    • Michael (The Man)

      What you say is true because in those times because they didn’t have surgery like today. True Beauty. R.I.P

    • gretchin

      Is RIP means RETURN IF POSSIBLE…coz as whatabsurdfiction said the world feels a little less glamorous when she passed.

      • gretchin

        hahahahaha just kidding guyz…yah ryt i miss her already she’s kim k idol and so am i…i remember weeping in her movie cleopatra…

  5. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Anon
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    Love this one…

  6. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Anon
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    This may sound like blasphemy, but she reminds me of a more beautiful Megan Fox here…

  7. Beva

    despite your hilarious sense of humour superficial writer you always are really nice and respectful when someone passes so why today did you decide to change that and be a dick by having a dig at michael jackson. FOR SHAME

    • Jimmy Fury

      Seriously? Fish has never been respectful in a death post. Hell, at least this one he made a joke about someone else instead of the person who died.

    • Jade

      Beva, you took the words right out of my mouth. Totally unnecessary, completely unfunny, and the poor fool apparently missed the “not guilty” verdict on all 14 counts.

      RIP, Elizabeth. It’s a sad day for us, but I’ll bet Michael has the super soakers ready! Bless you both.

      • @Jade

        Yeah I heard OJ Simpson was also not guilty.

        P.S. Also everything that is on wikipedia is also true so don’t bother to ask yourself if it could be false.

    • Deb

      Because Michael Jackson liked little boys too much?

  8. Cock Dr

    RIP beautiful movie queen.
    I forgive you for helping get a really dumb man elected to the Senate to represent my state.
    He had great hair so it was an honest mistake on your part.

  9. Jake

    Her first husband was Paris Hilton’s grandfather.

  10. the old guy

    I’m bummin cuz she was my birthday buddy. RIP Elizabeth.

    (And ya, I’ve noticed that lately, the RIP posts aren’t as respectful as they used to be. What’s up with that?)

  11. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Cock Dr
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    Those are real.

  12. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Cock Dr
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    Smokin’ hot.

  13. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    JessicaMarie
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    really? the michael jackson comment. really?

  14. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Cock Dr
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    Hope that there’s a huge bucket of fried chicken waiting for her.

  15. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Hola
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    She was sure beautiful

  16. cc

    She was as beautiful an actress as Hollywood has ever seen.

    • Sugar

      Absolutely agree. Nowadays the big screen “beauties” are… Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz! WHAT has happened to beauty ideals?

      • Jillia

        In Cameron’s defense (I can’t believe I just typed that) she was crazy hot when she first burst onto the Hollywood scene in The Mask.

  17. Crabby Old Guy

    She was breathtaking in her prime – watch the original (as in GOOD) version of “Father of the Bride”. Not only do you get Spencer Tracy and a great overall cast – but you get an 18-year old Elizabeth Taylor who just made you go YUMMY every time she was onscreen.

  18. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
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    Stunning well into her 40s, love this shot

  19. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    SuperficialAdmin
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    i would still fuck her at 79

  20. Dan

    RIP – You were beautiful to the end, a talented actress, and a little nutty (but endearingly so). You will be missed.

  21. molly

    beautiful woman, inside and out. what a shame.

  22. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
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    Elizabeth Taylor, seen here peeking out of a racoon’s mouth, passed away this week.

  23. sjb

    I’m with Beva. Usually your totally unmerciful posts are unbelievably funny, this one, mmmm, not really. I think it doesn’t work because she isn’t the usual famewhore with not much of a career otherwise. She was truly naturally gorgeous, an amazing actress (two Best Actress Oscars–SUCK IT MERYL!) and a humanitarian–spent most of her later life supporting AIDS charities in memory of her close friend Rock Hudson. MJ is about the 37th thing most people would think about when she comes to mind.

    And besides, you should be hailing her as the woman who kept most of your gossip hound predecessors employed from the fifties through the eighties!!

    • Yeah, the joke was a little off the mark. But I’m with Fish on this character flaw. Hell, the first thing I knew about her growing up was she was some old lady who was friends with Michael Jackson. The hotness was only revealed later in life.

    • Deb

      I found Fish’s perspective very funny. And true. Maybe it was funny because it’s true.

  24. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
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    Elizabeth Taylor didn’t fully commit to her portrayal of the Egyptian Cleopatra, as seen here with only half her hair done in Stevie Wonder braids.

  25. sjb

    Oh and IMO her best movie (and Paul Newman’s!) is Cat On a Hot Roof. So hot. By the end of it you will want to bang either one of them or both, no matter what team you’re on!!

  26. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
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    Little Known Fact: Elizabeth Taylor was an honorary Crip.

  27. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
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    Little Known Fact: Elizabeth Taylor was the first star to simultaneously expose her breasts while yelling at the paparazzi for photographing them.

  28. All that is rough in the world

    I tell people all the time not to get old, do they listen to me no. Treat me like a jerk. The post fight make up sex was legendary about liz R.I.P.

  29. XFX

    Pity.

    Women like that should never even age, let alone die.

  30. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
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    She could take a dump anywhere. And she did!

  31. Minerva Smelibut

    Maybe her lesbian trysts will now be given light. She was a ravenous carpet muncher, but the press hid this for decades.

  32. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Emmanuel
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    A real legend of Hollywood and Artist who gave too much for the Show-Biz, a fighter of Aids a Woman with an incomparable beauty her panache her persona
    it feels so sad cos nowadyas there aren’t artists as cool as her and many others who have passed away

  33. wrecked 'em

    I’d say, “good riddance to the damn whore”, but they say the marriages she destroyed weren’t about, or done through sex. So, “adios, you home wreckin’, frigid, pederast enabler.” And John Belushi’s classic skit on SNL of fatso Liz Taylor eating the chicken leg was HILARIOUS!

    • Crankybitch

      Debbie, is that you?

    • PJ

      Even Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher issued statements about how talented she was and that she’ll be missed, so calm the fuck down. Plus, have you seen those diamonds Richard Burton gave her? If that’s what home wrecking gets you, sign me up.

  34. Pl0xer

    She was a great linebacker with the NY Giants. She will be missed.

  35. ilikesake

    I’ve never seen any of her movies.. but I know of her from my mother’s constant BLAH BLAH Liz Taylor BLAH BLAH.

    May your eternal sleep be a peaceful one Liz. And don’t be stealing anyone’s husbands up there in heaven!

  36. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    the reaper
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    finally we caught that bitch!

  37. jamiejames

    THANK YOU! i was wondering how long it would be until someone reminded us that this chick was bff with a child molester. this whole pretty-lady-died jerk off festival was starting to bum me out.

    • absurdfiction

      She also founded the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, which has raised over $100million for HIV/AIDS research. She was incredibly active in raising awareness of this disease in an era when it was still taboo to discuss, not seen as a disease that affects humans but a plight that junkies and homosexuals brought upon themselves. The last three decades of her life were spent primarily as an activist, not an actress. She wasn’t just a pretty face. Her association with Michael Jackson really does not define who she was as a person, so chill the eff out.

      • quippy

        Q: Hey, you know why scientists haven’t found a cure for AIDS??

        A: they can’t get the lab rats to butt-fuck!

  38. the reaper

    finally we caught that bitch!

    .

  39. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Armando
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    she was a class act, and here torrid affair and marriage with Richard Burton is still Hollywood legend – Rest in Peace lovely lady

  40. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Dubaniel
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    I believe she was much more than just the friend of a psycho pop singer/children molester, but I might be wrong…

  41. Ksurfiws

    She made men marry her before they got the Goods. Take note ladies.
    (then wad them up, toss them out and come on over…topless)

  42. Finally! A hit in my deal pool!

    Oh, and RIP Lizzy. Hopefully, your friend Zsa Zsa will be meeting your for tea real soon. :)

  43. Gary B

    Fraked up thing about this, She actually managed to OUTLIVE Michael Jackson. I always thought she would die before him and he would host some huge memorial.

  44. Franksinatrastein

    I never met the woman. I have no idea what she was like.

    But when she was between the ages of say 20 and 45, I’d have gladly spent as much naked time with her as possible. As a physical specimen she was spectacular – and she exuded true sex appeal. You knew that she wasn’t a tease – she was built for action, and skilled at it.

    I wish her RIP, as I do anyone passing that I don’t know – but I can’t comment on her as a human being. Just superficially…

  45. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
    Kirby von der Penis
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    I totally get it now.

  46. It’s a little hypocritical that when famous women die, we’re always deluged with photos of them from their young, hot, sexy days…not their old, fat, and wrinkled ones.

    It’s almost like even in death, when we honor the last memory of the departed, we still want to remind everyone that they only had value to us when they looked good.

    • The Critical Crassness

      Wow, and I thought McFeely was just another pretty face with a biting sense of humor! Then McFeely up and posts something that is intelligent, well thought out and factual! Kudos for hitting the nail on the head, McFeely!

    • tyrone

      Question: how is it *hypocritical*???

    • I wouldn’t say hypocritical, I would say sexist to some extent. Having said that, the appeal of Elizabeth Taylor for decades was her natural beauty and even though per physical beauty faded over the past decade or two, upon her death people want to remember her as she was when she was at her peak. Similar to hwo people remember Elvis. Most remember him as the young, slim handsome man in his black leather pants and jacket during his comeback show. Some, for reasons unknown, hold on to the memory of Fat Elvis.

      One thing I think we cana gree on however, is that Hollywood has lost one of it’s lasting and endearing icons.

      • MILF

        That was an awesome comment, but if I were Liz Taylor, I’d want people to remember me as smoking hot. When I die I want my pictures from when I was 25 at the funeral!!

    • Dante, I say “hypocritical” because we’re supposedly celebrating the womans entire life…not just her young hot days, but we only dig out photos of her young hot days.

      But screw that nonsense anyway, as MILF said, I want people to remember me as young and sexy, not old and fat. In fact, I want my face pasted onto Ryan Reynolds body…and then Patrick Dempsey’s face pasted over mine.

  47. Thanks for posting the young photos of her and reminding me what a total babe she was. Picts #1, 3, and 5 are just awesome.

  48. Elizabeth Taylor R.I.P.
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    So. Effing. Cute.

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