Dame Elizabeth Taylor Gets Touching Celebrity Twitter Send-Off

Sasha Brown-Worsham

It's impossible to say in 140 characters what we feel about a whole life, especially one as broad, exciting, and well-lived as Elizabeth Taylor's. Of course, this won't stop celebrities from trying.

Dozens of celebs took to Twitter Wednesday morning after the news of actress and legend Elizabeth Taylor's death broke. The 79-year-old died of congestive heart failure. But for almost 67 years, since her career started at age 12 in National Velvet, her beauty and poise have made her more than just a star.

Obviously, most of Hollywood had to pay tribute to her in the way only Hollywood can -- publicly. Here are a few things celebs had to say about her passing:

Reality star and skinny girl celebrity Bethenny Frankel had this to say:

Such a sad when a legend like Elizabeth Taylor pass away.fitting that it's gloomy&rainy in ny.A place of sadness.

Kirstie Alley, who looks a little like Taylor and is currently starring on Dancing With the Stars, also took to Twitter:

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

Actress Nia Vardalos, famous for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, tweeted:

RIP Elizabeth Taylor: thank you for your talent, AIDS fundraising, and fabulousness. There is nothing like a Dame.

Kourtney Kardashian, who is familiar with the paparazzi in her own right, said:

A legendary woman has left us today. The world will not be the same without her beauty, glamour, generosity, and gift of giving.

Journalist Katie Couric, who has endured her own set of hardships and criticism, had this to say:

National Velvet, Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Va Wolf, so many memories of a Hollywood icon. Happy she was w/ her family. RIP Liz.

Basketball star Magic Johnson praised Taylor for her incredible AIDS work on his Twitter page:

Elizabeth, thank you for all your help in the battle for HIV and AIDS. You will be missed by the world.

The whole world is in mourning for Taylor. She was a strong person, a beauty, and a true star.

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