Elizabeth Taylor's Friends, Fans Remember Her Online

Moments after her death, the iconic actress became an online sensation.

ByABC News
March 23, 2011, 12:09 PM

March 23, 2011 — -- Moments after news broke that Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure today, the Internet leapt to memorialize the iconic actress.

Taylor's friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry tweeted their sympathies:

@MarleeMatlin, actress: "So VERY shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. A true Hollywood legend and humanitarian and friend. RIP."

@KirstieAlley, actress: "Elizabeth...thank u for the lessons u taught me about life..suffering and Joy....you are the BRIGHTEST STAR in the universe..Eternal love."

@JaneFonda: "I knew elizabeth Taylor and I can tell you she was kind, brave, generous and loyal. I am sad."

@SteveMartinToGo: "I met Elizabeth Taylor several times. She was witty and self-deprecating, which I found surprising and delightful. She loved to laugh."

@JoanRivers, comedian: "Sad to hear of Elizabeth Taylor's death. She was the 1st major celebrity to join me in the fight against AIDS when it wasn't a popular cause."

@KylieMinogue, singer: "RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor.....Like a pure white diamond you'll shine on and on and on."

@KimKardashian, reality TV star and the last person to interview Taylor: "I am so saddened about the passing of Elizabeth Taylor! She will always be my idol!"

@BoyGeorge, singer: "R.I.P the amazing Liz Taylor, goddess, actress, aids activist and one of the world's true beauties!"

@GeorgeMichael, singer: "Such a sad day, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantastically charming woman. … She also did a great deal in the last 25 yrs to help the world deal with the HIV epidemic. I am proud to have known her if only a little."

Click here to see photos of Elizabeth Taylor through the years.

@IJasonAlexander, actor: "I actually met Liz Taylor while I was butt-a** naked. Long story. She didn't even blink. Class act. And yes, gorgeous. Great life. RIP."

@RobinRoberts, "Good Morning America" co-anchor: "So sad about the death of Elizabeth Taylor. She was surrounded by her children when she peacefully passed away. True legend..extraordinary."