I share what I read about the talented Elizabeth Taylor with immense respect.
I grew up watching movies starring Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011), the beloved and revered British actress. Larry King interviewed Ms. Taylor on CNN’s Larry King Live and shared how she died for five minutes on an operating table and met Mike Todd, her third husband. He had passed on in a plane crash earlier in 1958:
“I was pronounced dead once and actually saw the light. I find it very hard to talk about, actually, because it sounds so corny. It happened in the late ’50s, and I saw Mike. When I came to, there were about eleven people in the room. I’d been gone for about five minutes – they had given me up for dead and put my death notice on the wall. I shared this with the people who were in the room next to me. Then after that I told another group of friends, and I thought, Wow, this sounds really screwy. I think I’d better keep quiet about this. For a long time I didn’t talk about it, and it’s still hard for me to talk about. But I have shared it with people with AIDS because if the moment occurs and you’re really sharing, it’s real. I am not afraid of death, because I have been there.”