Best of 2011

A Farewell to the Stars We Lost This Year

From Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, we pay tribute to the people whose lives touched us all

BETTY FORD

The former first lady, who founded the world-famous Betty Ford Center for drugs and alcohol rehabilitation, passed away on July 8 from natural causes, at the age of 93. "She was a powerful advocate for women’s health and women’s rights," said President Obama in a tribute to the widow of the late President Gerald Ford. Though she was most known for crusading against the stigma of addiction, Mrs. Ford also worked tirelessly to promote women's rights, breast cancer awareness and the arts.