Elizabeth Taylor
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Elizabeth Taylor
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Numerous celebrities and organizations are paying tribute to the recently deceased stage and screen legend Elizabeth Taylor by releasing statements, or posting on their Twitter feeds. Among the responses are the following:

"Elizabeth Taylor was beautiful and talented. She is missed already. I'll be watching Virginia Woolf" -- Michael Arden

"Elizabeth Taylor was truly one of the greats. She'll certainly be missed." -- Joy Behar

"End of an era: Very sad to learn of Elizabeth Taylor's death. She was so beautiful & did so much good for so many. She was way too young." -- Betty Buckley

"BC/EFA mourns the loss of Elizabeth Taylor, whose inner beauty shined brightly on the millions for whom she provided voice and compassion." -- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

"So sad to hear of the passing of the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. What a true star." -- Lynda Carter

"I loved her. She hosted a huge party when "Hello Dolly" first opened in Los Angeles. I remember the lavender roses and the aura of the personality. She said when you find the particular love of your life it is never forgotten. We loved you too Elizabeth." -- Carol Channing

"I knew Elizabeth Taylor and I can tell you she was kind, brave, generous and loyal. I am sad." --Jane Fonda

"Today, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community lost an extraordinary ally in the movement for full equality. At a time when so many living with HIV/AIDS were invisible, Dame Taylor fearlessly raised her voice to speak out against injustice. Dame Taylor was an icon not only in Hollywood, but in the LGBT community where she worked to ensure that everyone was treated with the respect and dignity we all deserve." -- GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios

"RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Tremendous talent, beauty & humanity. Her legacy w/ #AIDS patients & @amfAR lives on." -- Kathy Griffin

"I was saddened to hear about Elizabeth Taylor. Like so many, I grew up with her. As a poor child, her movies like Lassie and National Velvet gave me hope. I had the good fortune to meet Elizabeth and thought she was just a lovely person." -- Florence Henderson

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

"Who's gonna have a Liz Taylor movie marathon weekend? I know I am." -- Audra McDonald

"So sad to hear about Elizabeth Taylor. It's the end of an era for sure..." -- Lea Michele

"She was a true star, because she not only had beauty and notoriety; Elizabeth Taylor had talent. As a friend she was always, always there for me. I'll miss her for the rest of my life, but I was so lucky to have known her." -- Liza Minnelli

"The world is saddened today, but it is a very personal saddness for me, due to our 60+ years of friendship. We will all remain forever in debt to Elizabeth for her immense contributions as an actress, the efforts to fight AIDS and the countless charities she gave to so selflessly. Life loved Elizabeth and Elizabeth loved life." --Margaret O'Brien

"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." -- Joan Rivers

"Liz Taylor lived life with grace, class and a deep respect for others. The heavens now shine with a bright new star." -- George Takei

"I was on Broadway with "Sugar Babies" simultaneously while Elizabeth was appearing in "Little Foxes." We would meet occasionally after shows. I will never forget those eyes or that laugh." --Rip Taylor

"RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Wow. What a queen." -- Tracie Thoms

"How very sad for us all. She was a marker of our time, my time. It seems like yesterday that I taught a beautiful 14 year old Elizabeth how to swim at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, more beautiful, more voluptuous than Miss America. I will miss her." -- Esther Williams

For TheaterMania's obituary on Elizabeth Taylor, click here.