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Taylor’s survivors include daughters Maria Burton-Carson and Liza Todd-Tivey, sons Christopher and Michael Wilding, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A private family funeral is planned later this week.

Not long before Burton’s death, as her Hollywood career was winding down and her first stint in rehab lay before her, Taylor, turning 50 at the time, looked back on her life self-critically but unapologetically.

“I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been,” she said. “But I’m me. God knows, I’m me.”


Associated Press writers Bob Thomas, and Hillel Italie and David Bauder in New York contributed to this report.