Her own Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has called for people to make a contribution in her name or post their personal messages on an official Facebook tribute page. It notes that today "we mourn the loss of legendary actress, businesswoman, and fearless activist, Elizabeth Taylor".
Larry King, TV Host
"Elizabeth Taylor was a great friend, a great star and one gutsy woman. She was so special. You won't see the likes of her again... If Elizabeth took on a battle, she took it on 100%. She was first major celeb in the AIDS battle and she made it her cause..."
Katie Couric, Journalist
"Sad news... National Velvet, Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf, so many memories of a Hollywood icon. Happy she was with her family. RIP Liz. She was an extraordinary humanitarian and did so much for aids awareness. Perhaps her greatest legacy. "
Whoopi Goldberg, Actress, TV Host
"Today my friend Elizabeth Taylor passed away. Oddly, we all knew this day was coming but still her passing took my breath away. She was a funny, loud, joke tellin, diamond loving, fantastic woman. She played a big role in shaping my life as Whoopi Goldberg. It really is the end of an era."
Joan Rivers, Comedian, Actress
"Sad to hear of Elizabeth Taylor's death. She was the 1st major celebrity to join me in the fight against AIDS when it wasn't a popular cause."
Elton John, Singer
"We have just lost a Hollywood giant. More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being."
Michael Caine, Actor
"So sad to hear about my beautiful friend Elizabeth Taylor she was a great human being."
Mariah Carey, Singer
"R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor an incomparable legend who will live forever."
Victoria Beckham, Ex-Singer, Fashion Designer
"The world has lost a truly iconic beauty, inside and out.Elizabeth Taylor will be deeply missed."
George Michael, Singer
"Such a sad day, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantastically charming woman. She also did a great deal in the last 25 years to help the world deal with the HIV epidemic. I am proud to have known her if only a little. She was also the only person I've ever met that had violet eyes. They were genuinely violet. So beautiful."
Perez Hilton, Gossip Columnist
"R.I.P. Dame Elizabeth. Thank you for all the good you have done in this world!"
Robin Roberts, GMA Anchor
"So sad about the death of Elizabeth Taylor. She was surrounded by her children when she peacefully passed away. True legend... extraordinary."
Kirstie Alley, Actress
"Elizabeth... thank you for the lessons you taught me about life... suffering and Joy... you are the BRIGHTEST STAR in the universe..Eternal love."
Kelly Ripa, TV Host
"Such sad news RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Giant, my fav film."
Nancy O'Dell, TV Host
"Sad to see such a huge Hollywood legend pass."
Steve Martin, Actor, Comedian
"I met Elizabeth Taylor several times. She was witty and self-deprecating, which I found surprising and delightful. She loved to laugh."
Piers Morgan, TV Host
"One of the great movie stars of all time, on and off screen. Surely the greatest screen beauty of them all?"
Jason Alexander, Actor
"I actually met Liz Taylor while I was butt-ass naked. Long story. She didn't even blink. Class act. And yes, gorgeous. Great life. RIP"
Marlee Matlin, Actress
"So VERY shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. A true Hollywood legend and humanitarian and friend. RIP"
Emma Caulfield, Actress
"Oh Liz Taylor. The quintessential movie star and humanitarian. No one will ever come close. Grace, class and beauty. You will be missed."
Alyssa Milano, Actress
"Rest in peace, Elizabeth Taylor. You are a prism and will live on through all the good you did while you were with us."
Sandra Bernhard, Comedian, Actress, Singer
"Elizabeth Taylor, when love was passionate, hair was always coiffed, Acapulco was sizzling, and dreams we're there for the taking."
Kim Kardashian, Reality TV Star
"I am so saddened about the passing of Elizabeth Taylor! She will always be my idol!"
Khloe Kardashian, Reality TV Star
"RIP to the glamour goddess Elizabeth Taylor. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for the memories."
Russell Crowe, Actor
"RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Goddess."
Kylie Minogue, Singer
"RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor.....Like a pure white diamond you'll shine on and on and on."
Bethenny Frankel, TV Star
"Such a sad [day] when a legend like Elizabeth Taylor pass away. Fitting that it's gloomy & rainy in NY. A place of sadness."
Joy Behar, TV Host
"Elizabeth Taylor was truly one of the greats. She'll certainly be missed."
Stephen Fry, Actor, Comedian, Author
"RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor, surely the last of a breed..."
Alexandra Burke, Singer
"So so sad. May she rest in perfect peace x"
Nathan Followill, Musician
"RIP Elizabeth Taylor. My grandpa [has] just received heaven's first-ever restraining order."
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