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Nancy Reagan, Joan Collins and Others on Death of Elizabeth Taylor

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Some reaction following the death of Elizabeth Taylor:

"She was passionate - and compassionate - about everything in her life, including her family, her friends, and especially the victims of the AIDS. She was truly a legend and we will miss her." -- Nancy Reagan.
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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 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."
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"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.
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"We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being." -- Elton John.
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"Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantastically charming woman." -- Tweet from singer George Michael.
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"Elizabeth is known throughout the world as an Academy Award-winning actress, but what is less known is her devotion to philanthropic causes and in 1980, she received the center's highest honor, its Humanitarian Award. She will be sorely missed." -- Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
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"Elizabeth, thank you for all your help in the battle for HIV and AIDS. You will be missed by the world." -- Tweet from former basketball star Magic Johnson.
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"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.
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"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.
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"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." -- Actress Angela Lansbury.
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"In a career spanning more than 70 years and 50 films, her talent endured the test of time and transcended generations of moviegoers. She truly was an American icon, whose legacy went far beyond her acting skills, most notably in her efforts to lead the battle against HIV/AIDS." -- Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America.
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"She was just a magnificent woman. She was a great broad and a good friend." -- Whoopi Goldberg on "The View."
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"I specifically admire her charitable efforts including bringing early awareness to HIV/AIDS. Most memorable is her steadfast loyalty and unwavering friendship to my late brother Michael Jackson. Liz provided a sense of relief and comfort to my brother at various difficult times in his life, and I appreciate that." -- Tito Jackson.

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