Congestive Heart Failure: Elizabeth Taylor
The actress Elizabeth Taylor spent her summers in Wisconsin as a teenager.
Ray Rivard, news editor of The Times Lakeland, Minocqua, his uncle said Howard Young was an art dealer who had a house on Lake Minocqua. She had spent several summers visiting her.
Taylor died Wednesday at age 79 after weeks in hospital with congestive heart failure.
Rivard said that when Taylor's uncle died, he gave the money to start the Howard Young Medical Center and Taylor attended the inauguration of 1977.
Joyce Laabs, now director of the newspaper, asked Taylor to the opening. She told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that while Taylor put his drink or a cigarette butt, residents took Minocqua.