A former child star, Elizabeth Taylor grew up to be a stunner
Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor has died aged 79.
Dame Elizabeth had been at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA since 10 February where she was being treated for symptoms of congestive heart failure.�
'She was surrounded by her children Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton,' her publicist says in a statement.
A Best Actress Oscar double-winner, Dame Elizabeth - who was married 8 times to 7 husbands - won her Academy Awards for Butterfield 8 in 1961 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1967.
The veteran star kept in touch with her fans on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Friends, I would like to let you know before it gets in the papers that
I am going into the hospital to have a procedure on my heart,' Liz Tweeted in 2009.
very new and involves repairing my leaky valve using a clip device,
without open heart surgery, so that my heart will function better.'
Dame Elizabeth also underwent two hip replacements and had a benign tumour removed from her brain.
?Any prayers you happen to have lying around I would dearly appreciate,' she told her followers.
?I'll let you know when it's all over. Love you, Elizabeth.'
�Elizabeth Taylor was good friends with Michael Jackson