"I floated into this tunnel and there were other figures that I recognized and this welcoming like sun, white sun, and warmth, and like being in liquid mercury, it was like being weightless. And Mike Todd was there, and I wanted to be with him more than anything in the world. He’d been dead about 3 years and I was still mourning, and he said ‘No baby, you can’t it’s not your time, you can’t come over, you have to fight to go back, you have to fight to go back!' I said 'I want to be with you.’ He said ‘You can’t now, I’ll be here. You have to fight to go back.’ And evidently while this was happening my hands were in fists and they tried to unclench my hands, I was reported dead, it was on the bulletin board. I even read my own obituary. It was in all the papers that I had died, I’ve never had such good reviews!”
"I don’t fear it (death), because when I was on the other side, in the tunnel, I was with Mike (Todd). It was so beautiful and warm, and the light was so welcoming. I held onto him, and he said ‘You have to go back, you have things to do, and I’ll be here.’
And this was so long ago, when I came out of like, oh, 7 minutes of not breathing and no heartbeat, pronounced dead. It’s still something I don’t like to talk about much, it was very painful, I wanted to stay with Mike. Adjusting to life again was like learning to walk all over. But then I started appreciating sounds, colours, music… and I thought ‘My God, I’ve taken all this for granted! And it’s so incredibly beautiful!' And it made me cry, and I thought 'Thank You God!’”
-Elizabeth Taylor who passed away 23rd March 2011, three years ago today, speaking of her Near Death Experience.