Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday at the age of 79, the Associated Press reported.

Taylor died in the Los Angeles hospital where she had been admitted two months earlier for treatment of congestive heart failure.

Among her legendary movie roles, Taylor played Leslie Benedict opposite Rock Hudson in the 1956 epic Giant, Margaret “Maggie the Cat” Pollitt opposite Paul Newman and Burt Ives in the 1958 big screen adaptation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and the lead role in the 1963 blockbuster Cleopatra. She met her future husband Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra. She would go on to marry eight times in total.

Taylor reportedly died surrounded by her four children – Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton – at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

“My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest with great passion, humor and love,” said Michael Wilding in a statement.

After the 1985 death of actor Rock Hudson from AIDS complications at the age of 59, Taylor became a leading advocate for AIDS research, raising millions for non-profits.