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Posted Wed, March 23, 2011 2:35pm EDT

Hollywood Remembers Elizabeth Taylor: Kim Kardashian & More Tweet Their Memories

The iconic Hollywood beauty died after battling illness for years — and it’s cast a shadow over A-listers around the world!

Elizabeth Taylor, 79, will always be remembered. The Oscar-winning actress died on March 23 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA after battling congestive heart failure. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian are taking to Twitter to express their grief.

“I am so saddened about the passing of Elizabeth Taylor!” tweets Kim. “She will always be my idol!”

The actress who made her debut at age 9 in the 1942 film There’s One Born Every Minute went on to win two Academy Awards and steal the hearts of men everywhere  — and marry eight times.

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Elizabeth touched the lives of many with her AIDS charity work. She served as the Founding International Chairman for the American Foundation for AIDS research and established the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991 to provide medical services for those tested positive with HIV.

Other celebrity tweets on Elizabeth Taylor’s tragic death:

Denise Richards: @DameElizabeth Rest in peace Elizabeth Taylor. Thoughts and prayers to your family and loved ones. You will be missed..

LeAnn Rimes: RIP Elizabeth Taylor. It’s so amazing how someone has left such a legacy that will forever live on. I am really, truly saddened this morning

Bethenny Frankel: Such a sad day when a legend like Elizabeth Taylor pass away. Fitting that it’s gloomy&rainy in NY. A place of sadness

JWoww: RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Kirstie Alley: Elizabeth … thank u for the lessons u taught me about life..suffering and Joy … you are the BRIGHTEST STAR in the universe … Eternal love

Zooey Deschanel: RIP elizabeth taylor, a great actress and a great beauty, who’s formidable contributions to both film and charity will always be remembered.

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Steve Martin: I met Elizabeth Taylor several times. She was witty and self-deprecating, which I found surprising and delightful. She loved to laugh.

Mario Lopez: God bless Elizabeth Taylor. One of the last true Hollywood legends.. What a lady, what a life.

Mindy Kaling: White Diamonds was the first fancy thing I owned in my life. Elizabeth Taylor is the first person so glamorous you wanted to smell like her.

Jane Fonda: I knew elizabeth Taylor and I can tell you she was kind, brave, generous and loyal. I am sad.

Joan Rivers: Sad to hear of Elizabeth Taylor’s death. She was the 1st major celebrity to join me in the fight against AIDS when it wasn’t a popular cause.

LeAnn Rimes: RIP Elizabeth Taylor. It’s so amazing how someone has left such a legacy that will forever live on. I am really, truly saddened this morning.

Larry King: Elizabeth Taylor was a great friend, a great star and one gutsy woman. She was so special. You won’t see the likes of her again.

Kate Walsh: Elizabeth Taylor, rest in peace. What an extraordinary woman. JUST talking about ‘furious love’ yesterday.

Joy Behar: Elizabeth Taylor’s family is asking in lieu of flowers, that you contribute to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Watch this video tribute to Elizabeth Taylor by her former co-star Paul Newman:

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