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Elizabeth Taylor remembered: Elton John

March 23, 2011 |  2:02 pm

Elton John remembers Elizabeth Taylor British singer, songwriter and producer Sir Elton John remembered his good friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the Hollywood icon who died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at age 79.

"We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being," John said in a statement Wednesday.

The two not only shared courtly prefixes but also a passion for promoting AIDS awareness.

Like the actress had done in 1991 in setting up her Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, John established the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992.

Taylor had began her work with AmFAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research even earlier, in 1985.


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Photo: Elton John. Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press