- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Some reaction following the death of ElizabethTaylor:

“She was passionate — and compassionate — about everything in her life, including her family, her friends, and especially the victims of … AIDS. She was truly a legend and we will miss her.” — Former first lady Nancy Reagan

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“She was the last of the true Hollywood icons, a great beauty, a great actress and continually fascinating to the world throughout her tumultuous life and career.” — Actress Joan Collins

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“She really, I think, is like the last of the movie stars. She said that there had never been a time in her life when she wasn’t famous.” — Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters on “The View”

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ElizabethTaylor was the last of the great glamour stars. She was the longest-running soap opera in history and represented all the allure and tragedy that attracts people to Hollywood.” — British director Michael Winner

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“We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being.” — Singer and composer Elton John

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ElizabethTaylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantastically charming woman.” — Singer George Michael in a tweet

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Elizabeth is known throughout the world as an Academy Award-winning actress, but what is less known is her devotion to philanthropic causes and in 1980, she received the center’s highest honor, its Humanitarian Award. She will be sorely missed.” — Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

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