Following the news of Elizabeth Taylor’s death at age 79 on Wednesday (March 23), many celebrities have publicly mourned the silver-screen icon.
“We have just lost a Hollywood giant, but more importantly we have lost an incredible human being,” Elton John said in a statement that highlighted Taylor’s “extraordinary talent as a young actress,” “very essence of glamorous movie stardom” and “courage in standing up and speaking out about AIDS.”
Also admiring Taylor’s humanitarian efforts is Tito Jackson, who called the showbiz heavyweight “an impactful person in this industry and on society as a whole.”
“I specifically admire her charitable efforts including bringing early awareness to HIV/AIDS,” Jackson said in a statement. “Most memorable is her steadfast loyalty and unwavering friendship to my late brother Michael Jackson. Liz provided a sense of relief and comfort to my brother at various difficult times in his life, and I appreciate that, may she rest in peace.”
Mariah Carey took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Taylor, writing, “R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor an incomparable legend who will live forever.”
Friend and “Blue Bird” co-star Jane Fonda also offered a simple memory: “Elizabeth, on every level, was a mensch. Kind, generous, brave.”
“Elizabeth Taylor…1 of the most beautiful women n the world passed away 2day,” Kimora Lee Simmons tweeted. “Her dignity, grace, beauty+talent shall b remembered always.”
Kim Kardashian, who recently interviewed the late actress for the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, tweeted, “I am so saddened about the passing of Elizabeth Taylor! She will always be my idol!”
Kim’s sisters followed suit with their remembrance of the actress by highlighting the starlet’s ravishing beauty. “RIP to the glamour goddess Elizabeth Taylor. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for the memories,” Khloé Kardashian tweeted.
“A legendary woman has left us today. The world will not be the same without her beauty, glamour, generosity, and gift of giving,” Kourtney Kardashian wrote shortly after.
Barry Manilow told Us Weekly: “Elizabeth was the last great movie star. And a great human being. What I’ll always remember about Elizabeth was her laugh. She would walk into a room looking like a princess and suddenly there would be this cackle that filled the room that would crack us all up. I’m so glad to have known her. It’s a very sad day for me.”
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