- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Some reaction following the death of Elizabeth Taylor:

“I am so sorry to hear that this great legend has passed. I admired and respected her not only as an actress but for her amazing and inspiring work as an AIDS activist. She was one of a kind.” _ Madonna.

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“Elizabeth’s legacy will live on in many people around the world whose lives will be longer and better because of her work and the ongoing efforts of those she inspired.” _ Statement from former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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“I don’t know what was more impressive her magnitude as a star or her magnitude as a friend. Her talent for friendship was unmatched. I will miss her for the rest of my life and beyond.” _ Shirley MacLaine.

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“Our loss in the motion picture business with Elizabeth Taylor’s passing is momentous. She was a lady who gave of herself to everyone. I know I consider it a great personal loss.” _ Mickey Rooney, who starred opposite Taylor in “National Velvet.”

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“She was and will always be an icon within the film and entertainment industry and she nurtured me and kept me tenacious with my continuing commitment and work regarding AIDS. I will miss her as I am certain so many that she befriended passionately.” _ Dionne Warwick.

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“(Taylor) forever marked the history of the Seventh Art … (her) Cleopatra remains unequaled … (she was) devoted from the youngest age to a limitless passion for film.” _ Francois Fillon, prime minister of France.

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“I shall remember her as a woman whose heart and soul were as beautiful as her classic face and majestic eyes.” _ Former Sen. John W. Warner.

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