Elton John and Elizabeth Taylor, in 2005
A close friend and a longtime partner in AIDS activism, Elton John is mourning the death
of Elizabeth Taylor.
"We have just lost a Hollywood giant," the singer, 63, says. "More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being."
Hospitalized for more than a month with complications from congestive heart failure, Taylor died at age 79 early Wednesday morning surrounded by her children.