The news that many of us had the misfortune of hearing pulled and tugged at virtually every heart string of the Michael Jackson community. Today, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael’s truest friend, passed away at the age of 79.
As we all know, Michael and Elizabeth shared what was the most sacred of friendships. Throughout their long lasting relationship, they both shared similar feelings with one another:
“Elizabeth Taylor and I.. we’re like brother and sister, mother and son, lovers… it’s a potpourri.. it’s something very special.”- Michael Jackson
In 1997, at Elizabeth’s 65th Birthday Bash, Michael performed “Elizabeth I love You” a song he only performed once. Elizabeth was someone Michael could depend on, and vice versa for Elizabeth. The fact that she is now gone too is bittersweet. She is free to be with her dear friend amongst the other angels now, but we will surely miss her as an accomplished activist of HIV/AIDS awareness and her strong voiced opinion on Michael’s behalf.
Her funeral will take place Thursday, March 24, 2011. She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn– alongside Michael.
Elizabeth we love you. You will be dearly missed.