Hollywood woke to the sad news this morning that legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, best remembered for her works in classics such as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "Cleopatra," "National Velvet" and "Giant" died at the age of 79 from congestive heart failure. The iconic star, who was also known for her dedication to HIV and AIDS research, her trailblazing fashion choices, her classic White Diamonds ads, her friendship with Michael Jackson and her many marriages, was remembered by her famous friends and fans on Twitter today.
The eternally classic and hip Elizabeth had her own Twitter and many of her followers retweeted her words of wisdom today, including one from July 2010 that read, "Give. Remember always to give. That is the thing that will make you grow." In fact, giving was one of Elizabeth's strongest suits. Fans of "Sex and the City" will no doubt recall the name of Charlotte's beloved pooch, Elizabeth Taylor, as Kristin Davis shared, "Elizabeth gave us permission at SATC for the storyline using her name.She also sent all of us sweet gifts! so sweet! #RIPElizabethTaylor."
Many other celebs were lucky enough to cross paths with Dame Elizabeth, including Kim Kardashian who interviewed her just last month for Harper's Bazaar, writing from her page, "I am so saddened about the passing of Elizabeth Taylor! She will always be my idol!" Chad Lowe recalled his time with Elizabeth, "I had the great fortune to work with #ElizabethTaylor. She really was extraordinary, so kind and caring. An awesome talent" and Steve Martin shared, "I met Elizabeth Taylor several times. She was witty and self-deprecating, which I found surprising and delightful. She loved to laugh.”
Check out the rest of today's Elizabeth Taylor tribute tweets from the stars, including Sophia Bush urging followers to make donations to her charities. Follow us @hollywoodcrush to get even more celebrity and pop culture news around the clock!
@alyssa_milano Rest in peace, Elizabeth Taylor. You are a prism & will live on through all the good you did while you were with us.
-Alyssa Milano, Actress ("Hall Pass," "New Year's Eve")
@sophiabush If you want to honor Elizabeth Taylor today, make a contribution to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in her memory: bit.ly/hRQ3ji
-Sophia Bush, Actress ("One Tree Hill")
@questlove Man. End of an era. Liz has gone to keep MJ company. RIP
-Questlove, Musician (The Roots)
@mylifeasliz_liz Elizabeth Taylor was in 2 of my favorite movies growing up: National Velvet, & Giant. She was an icon & a staple of my childhood. #RIPliz....
-Liz Lee, Reality Star ("My Life As Liz")
@anikanonirose Elizabeth Taylor Beautiful in&out U raised th bar What's th victory of a cat on a hot tin roof? Jus stayin on it I guess,As long as she can.
-Anika Noni Rose, Actress ("The Princess and the Frog")
@gilbirmingham Lost a Hollywood icon today. A woman of great compassion. RIP Elizabeth Taylor.
-Gil Birmingham, Actor ("Twilight")
@serenawilliams Elizabeth Taylor. Grace style, elegance, legend. You had Beauty the world has ever seen. No words can describe the loss of you.
-Serena Williams, Tennis Pro
@kylieminogue RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor.....Like a pure white diamond you'll shine on and on and on.
-Kylie Minogue, Singer
@therealzooeyd RIP elizabeth taylor, a great actress and a great beauty, who's formidable contributions to both film and charity will always be remembered
-Zooey Deschanel, Actress ("(500) Days of Summer," "Elf")
@mindykaling The coolest thing about Elizabeth Taylor is that she lived life PRECISELY as I would've if I'd been born so f'ing gorgeous.
-Mindy Kaling, Writer, Actress ("The Office," "No Strings Attached")
@yelyahwilliams RIP Elizabeth Taylor, you gorgeous woman you.
-Hayley Williams, Singer (Paramore)
@mariahcarey R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor an incomparable legend who will live forever
-Mariah Carey, Singer