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Fans take to social media to mourn Elizabeth Taylor

By Kimberly Schupp - email

LOS ANGELES (RNN) - The passing of the larger-than-life, legendary beauty Elizabeth Taylor was a death heard 'round the world Wednesday. Many are offering their prayers and condolences via social media.

Twitter and Facebook are filled with sad faces, RIPs, and a flow of love for the icon.

"[Elizabeth Taylor was] One of the most beautiful and sensual women ever created by the Almighty to roam the Earth and to electrify Hollywood, providing photographers with her iconic images to be photographed as well as pouring ray of hope to the victims of AIDS," Siti Zulaika Hamid said on Facebook.

In addition to being a fashion icon, a gem in Hollywood and a perfume mogul, Taylor also became one of the leading advocates for victims of AIDS.

"A classic is gone, but your work and dedication to life will live on forever," Kelley Gebbie posted on Facebook.

"The whole world is a little less glamorous now that you're no longer in it. You were truly a 'White Diamond' and a blessed heart for you AIDS awareness," Hellojimperry tweeted.

On her recent birthday, Feb. 27, family, friends and fans were passing on birthday wishes and prayers that her health would improve. She spent two months in the hospital undergoing treatment for congestive heart failure before she died.

"Happy Birthday, Elizabeth, I'm praying for your recovery," Rose Jackson said on Facebook.

Taylor was a tweeter, and kept everyone up to date on what was going on in her life. In October 2009 she had a heart procedure and made sure to tweet that everything went fine.

"Dear Friends, my heart procedure went off perfectly," Taylor said. "It's like I have a brand new ticker. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes."

For the fans and loved ones mourning her death and sharing their feelings, the reactions show Taylor was a true American icon, whose legacy went far beyond her acting skills, mostly with her efforts to lead the battle against AIDS.

The American Film Institute has placed Taylor seventh on its list of female legends.

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