Elizabeth Taylor passed away today at age 79. So sad!
RIP Elizabeth Taylor
As iconic as she was, I have to say I'm surprised that she was only 79. I remember her presenting the Best Picture Oscar to Gladiator in 2001, and she had so much trouble with the card and the prompter and everything that I thought she was a very old woman at the time, but she was only 69!
I know she's had lots of health (mostly heart, I think?) problems over the years -- maybe that contributed to it. In any case, she was an icon and it's sad that she's passed.