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Elizabeth Taylor Suffered 'a Lot of Pain' in Final Days | Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor Suffered 'a Lot of Pain' in Final Days, says Debbie Reynolds

Originally posted 03/23/2011 04:20PM

Just two weeks before her death, a hospitalized Elizabeth Taylor spoke to her one-time rival Debbie Reynolds.

"I said, 'Getting old is really sh––,' " Reynolds tells Access Hollywood of her final conversation with Taylor. "And she said, 'It certainly is. It certainly is, Debbie. This is really tough.' "

"I said, 'Well, you just hang in there now, Elizabeth,' " Reynolds recalls. "And she said, 'I'm really trying."

"God bless her, she's on to a better place," Reynolds says. "I'm happy that she's out of her pain, because she was in a lot of pain."

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Eddie Fisher Dies at 82

Eddie Fisher Dies at 82

Originally posted 09/24/2010 08:00AM

Eddie Fisher, the '50s singing superstar whose crooning career was torpedoed by his involvement in perhaps the most-publicized sex scandal of the last century, died after suffering complications from recent hip surgery. He was 82.

"Late [Wednesday] evening, the world lost a true American icon," Fisher's family said in a statement. "He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch [Yiddish for person of integrity]."

Father to Star Wars star and Postcards from the Edge author Carrie Fisher, among others, Edwin Jack Fisher died in his home in Berkeley, Calif. The family statement also read: "He was loved and will be missed by his four children: Carrie, Todd, Joely, and Tricia Leigh as well as his six grandchildren."

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Eddie Ticks Off Liz -- Again

Originally posted 01/11/1999 12:00AM

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