Tributes to Taylor from celebrities

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Elizabeth Taylor's death brought reactions from a wide range of public figures, and not just those in Hollywood. Humanitarians praised her, sports figures thanked her and entertainers recalled her as both a towering talent and a loyal friend.

Here are some of those who marked her passing:


"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


 

"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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"I shall remember her as a woman whose heart and soul were as beautiful as her classic face and majestic eyes."

-- Taylor's former husband and former Sen. John W. Warner


 

"She was a true star, because she not only had beauty and notoriety; Elizabeth Taylor had talent. As a friend she was always, always there for me. I'll miss her for the rest of my life, but I was so lucky to have known her."

-- Liza Minnelli

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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."

-- Joan Collins

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"She was an incredible talent, and yes, she had those unforgettable eyes. I greatly admire her humanitarian efforts, which have touched so many lives. Elizabeth was a very dear, generous and loving lady."

-- Eva Marie Saint


 

"She's in heaven and she's in a heavenly place and she's happy."

-- Taylor's former romantic "rival," Debbie Reynolds, to "Access Hollywood "


 

The whole world has been in love with Elizabeth Taylor and I was fortunate enough to be one of them."

-- George Hamilton


 

"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."

-- Barbara Walters on "The View"


 

"Elizabeth Taylor 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


 

"She earned our adoration for her stunning beauty and for being the very essence of glamorous movie stardom. And she earned our enduring love and respect for her compassion and her courage in standing up and speaking out about AIDS when others preferred to bury their heads in the sand."

-- Elton John


 

"It's the end of an era. It wasn't just her beauty or her stardom. It was her humanitarianism. She put a face on HIV/AIDS. She was funny. She was generous. She made her life count."

-- Barbra Streisand


 

"Elizabeth was the last great movie star. And a great human being. What I'll always remember about Elizabeth was her laugh. She would walk into a room looking like a princess and suddenly there would be this cackle that filled the room that would crack us all up. I'm so glad to have known her. It's a very sad day for me."

-- Barry Manilow


 

"Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantastically charming woman."

-- George Michael, via Twitter


 

"Elizabeth, thank you for all your help in the battle for HIV and AIDS. You will be missed by the world."

-- Former basketball star Magic Johnson, via Twitter


 

"She leaves a monumental legacy that has improved and extended millions of lives and will enrich countless more for generations to come."

-- Statement from amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research


 

"She was the most amazing woman. When she walked into a room, she just had the most amazing presence about her. She was just incredible."

-- Designer Elizabeth Emanuel


 

"Elizabeth and I began our careers about the same time at MGM. Throughout her tumultuous life, she will be remembered for some unique and memorable work. And she will be ever remembered and appreciated for her forthright support of AMFAR."

-- Angela Lansbury


 

It's a terrible loss. A unique talent and a singularly spectacular individual."

-- Taylor's "Cleopatra" co-star Martin Landau


 

"Liz Taylor was an amazing woman and screen legend, she was an incredible friend to my brother at his side through some of his most difficult times and of course loved by his children and our family. She will live on in our hearts forever, my prayers go out to her family."

-- La Toya Jackson

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