Tito Jackson, brother of Michael Jackson, is sharing his deepest sympathies with the family and friends of Elizabeth Taylor in light of her death.
Like many stars who knew Elizabeth well, Tito was very appreciative of the humanitarian work the legendary actress did. But he also appreciated Elizabeth for being a good friend to his late brother.
"Elizabeth Taylor was an impactful person in this industry and on society as a whole," Tito said in a statement. "I specifically admire her charitable efforts including bringing early awareness to HIV/AIDS."
News of Elizabeth's death was reported Wednesday morning. She was 79.
"Most memorable is her steadfast loyalty and unwavering friendship to my late brother Michael Jackson," he added. "Liz provided a sense of relief and comfort to my brother at various difficult times in his life, and I appreciate that, may she rest in peace.”