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Dame Elizabeth Taylor being treated for heart failure

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Published: Monday, February 14, 2011, 11:11 [IST]

London (ANI): Screen legend Dame Elizabeth Taylor is being treated in a hospital in Los Angeles for congestive heart failure. The star, who will turn 79 later this month, looked frail and gaunt as she arrived at Cedars-Sinai hospital in a wheelchair, breathing through an oxygen tube.

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"There is no doubt that her days are winding down and she knows it," the Daily Express quoted a close friend as saying. "Liz was once so full of life, a real American treasure and an important part of Hollywood history, but she is struggling to hang on. All we can do is pray for her, and her fans should ask God that she survives this latest setback," the source added.

One report claimed Dame Elizabeth's weight has plummeted to seven stone as she battles ongoing congestive heart failure but her publicist insisted: "She is not dying. Her medical issues are being addressed and she is being kept in hospital for observation.

"Her family and friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of her loyal fans but have asked that people respect her privacy and allow her medical team the time and space to focus on restoring her to health."

However, Elizabeth Taylor was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital to treat symptoms of congestive heart failure. The 78-year-old was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the ongoing health problem. People are fearing the worst as Elizabeth Taylor's stay in the hospital is extended by another week.

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