Taylor died “peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles,” said a statement from her publicist. She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, “a condition with which she had struggled for many years. Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be.”
The legendary beauty had suffered from a plethora of maladies that threatened her health in her later years. That she made it to her 79th year is perhaps a blessing.
Here’s a short bio of her life via Sky News:
Rest in peace, Ms. Taylor, may your star shine brightly in heaven.