Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

By Drum Digital
30 March 2011

THE year was 2005 and iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor had just returned from a shark cage diving holiday in Hawaii.

"My son called me just after I'd got back," she told a reporter. "He said, 'I'm in the supermarket and there's a headline that says, 'Liz fading fast'."She rolled her eyes. "Do I really look like I'm fading fast? I'm determined not to fade at all!"

But not even Hollywood legends are immortal. In the end her heart, stricken by congestive failure that had seen her admitted to Cedars- Sinai hospital in Los angeles in early February, couldn't take it any more.

The violet-eyed actress, an icon of Hollywood's golden era, was famous for her many marriages and was once regarded as the world's most beautiful woman. She passed away on March 23 at the age of 79 with her four children by her side.

Read the article in the Drum of 7 April 2011 – and share your views below.

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