AIDS activist and actress Elizabeth Taylor Dies

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, an AIDS activist and Hollywood actress has died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.

She was at the United Nations several times to speak out about the need for funding AIDS research and treatment. She also travelled to Africa and other countries hard hit by the disease in an effort to affect change.

Ms. Taylor served as the Founding International Chairman for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR).

In 1991, she established the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to raise money and provide services for HIV positive people.

In December 1996 she received and AMFAR award for her charity work at a World Aids Day Luncheon in the Delegates Dining Room of the United Nations in New York.

Duration: 3’05″

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