Taylor, Elizabeth - Video from ABC describing what she saw during seven minutes of not breathing
Type of Spiritual Experience
Elizabeth Taylor struggled with health problems much of her life; she was hospitalized more than 70 times and had at least 20 major operations. She stated that she had almost died on four occasions.
She was a heavy smoker until having to quit following a severe bout of pneumonia in 1990. She broke her back five times, had both her hips replaced, had a hysterectomy, suffered from dysentery and phlebitis, punctured her esophagus, survived a benign brain tumor operation in 1997 and skin cancer, and faced life-threatening bouts with pneumonia twice, one in 1961 requiring an emergency tracheotomy. Due to numerous back injuries, she admitted to having been addicted to sleeping pills and painkillers for 35 years. She was treated for alcoholism and prescription drug addiction at the Betty Ford Center for seven weeks from December 1983 to January 1984, and again from the autumn of 1988 until early 1989.
The mutation that gave Taylor her striking double eyelashes may also have contributed to her history of heart trouble. In November 2004, Taylor announced a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, a progressive condition. In 2009 she underwent cardiac surgery to replace a leaky valve. In February 2011, new symptoms related to heart failure caused her to be admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment, where she remained until her death at age 79 on March 23, 2011, surrounded by her four children.
She was buried in a private Jewish ceremony, presided over by Rabbi Jerry Cutler, the day after she died, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Taylor is entombed in the Great Mausoleum. At her request, the funeral began 15 minutes after it was scheduled to begin; as her representative told the media "She even wanted to be late for her own funeral."[
A description of the experience
Elizabeth Taylor describes what she saw during seven minutes of not breathing.
The source of the experienceTaylor, Elizabeth
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Analgesics - opioids [pharmaceuticals]
Heart failure and coronary heart disease