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Elizabeth Taylor remembered: Magic Johnson

March 23, 2011 |  1:31 pm

Elizabeth Taylor with Magic Johnson Basketball legend Magic Johnson remembered actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday, not for her contributions to film but for her contributions to HIV/AIDS awareness. Johnson learned he was HIV-positive in 1991.

"I loved Elizabeth Taylor. I loved the work we did together in the fight against HIV/AIDS," he said in a statement Wednesday. "I learned from her to be passionate about what I did, because she was so passionate about her causes. It was infectious. She was one of the classiest, gentlest, most professional and elegant women I knew. She will be missed around the world."

Taylor established the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and was the founding national and international chairwoman of AmfAR.

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-- Nardine Saad
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Photo: Elizabeth Taylor and Magic Johnson at the opening of the HIV/AIDS fashion show/fund raiser in Santa Monica Sept. 25, 1998. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho

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