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Barbra Streisand on Elizabeth Taylor: 'It's the end of an era'

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Barbra Streisand released a statement about the passing of her friend Elizabeth Taylor, who died this morning. “It’s the end of an era. It wasn’t just her beauty or her stardom. It was her humanitarianism. She put a face on HIV/AIDS. She was funny. She was generous. She made her life count.”

For more on Liz Taylor and her storied life both on-screen and off, pick up the issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands April 1.

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