NBC News confirmed via Twitter that actress Elizabeth Taylor has passed away. She was 79 years old.
She was hospitalized last month for issues regarding congestive heart failure.
In 2004 she announced that she had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart is too weak to pump enough blood throughout the body, especially in the ankles and feet. Due to the condition, Taylor had broken her back five times and has had both of her hips replaced.
Taylor, a former child star, grew up to be known for her acting talents and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle.
The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends List.
Some of her most famous movies include National Velvet released in 1944, Father of the Bride, released in 1950, A Place in the Sun released in 1951, and Cleopatra released in 1962.
Taylor was also known for her multiple weddings. The actress has been married eight times to seven different husbands. She has four children and a total of nine grandchildren.