American Actress Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

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Legendary American actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.

Taylor's death was reported Wednesday by ABC News, CNN and MSNBC.

Elizabeth Taylor entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in January 2011 for treatment of symptoms of congestive heart failure.

A statement of Taylor's representative made on March 15, 2011, indicated that she was improving by the day, but would remain under the supervision of doctors for the upcoming weeks.

"Elizabeth Taylor's doctors continue to be encouraged by her progress. She is in good spirits and continues to feel stronger every day," the statement said.

While the screen legend - who underwent heart surgery in 2009 - didn't suffer a heart attack, medical experts have advised she gets plenty of rest to get on the way to a full recovery.

"She is sleeping and resting a lot, which she really needs to recover her strength. Due to symptoms of congestive heart failure, she is still being monitored and continues to need rest to recover her strength. She did not have a heart attack," spokesperson Sally Morrison explained last week.

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011), also known as Liz Taylor, was an English-American actress. She was born in Hampstead, a wealthy district of North West London, and her parents were Americans residing in England.

Taylor has been known for her acting talent and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle, including many marriages. Taylor is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age. The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends list.

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