Elizabeth Taylor dies aged 79

Actress passed away this morning (Mar 23)

Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.

The actress passed away this morning (March 23) as a result of heart failure, reports ABC News.

She had been receiving treatment for the condition for the past two months at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was admitted to the facility after a lengthy history of health problems.

During her 59-year career she received two Academy Awards for Best Actress, in 1961 for her performance in Butterfield 8 and in 1967 for her turn in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?.

She also starred in Cleopatra, which is widely acknowledged as the most expensive Hollywood film of all time.

A statement from her family is expected shortly.