Dame Elizabeth Taylor, one of the 20th Century’s biggest movie stars, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 79.
The double Oscar-winning actress passed away in the early hours of this morning during her second month of treatment at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.
The winner of two Academy awards was renowned for her work as a humanitarian in her fight against AIDS.
In a statement, her son Michael Wilding called her “an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest.”
“We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it,” he continued.
“Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.”