However, one Jamaican - Ernie Smatt
- has more than just memories of Taylor lighting up the silver screen with her
Smatt, owner of Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Water Sports Enterprises in Ocho Rios, shared a close and long friendship with the Academy Award-winning screen goddess who visited Jamaica regularly.
"The lady had the most beautiful eyes that existed, she
had violet eyes that were the most beautiful eyes I'd ever seen in any woman, they were the most beautiful creation...
I think one of her
main attractions and beauty were in her
told the Sunday Observer in an interview last week.
, a former Observer Business Leader nominee, is saddened by the passing of his
long-time friend, but said he
was not very surprised when news of her
death broke, especially since he
"They loved Jamaica, both Elizabeth and her husband loved Jamaica, and they bought four lots on the waterfront in Mammee Bay," Smatt
We used to go there all the time to the movies and we used to choose to go out when there was a cowboy movie," Smatt
told the Sunday Observer.
said that in recent years, he
didn't have much communication with Taylor, even though they kept in contact.
"I called her
on a number occasions when she
was sick and she
never complained about anything.
said 'I'm fine', and I know at some time she
was really sick," said Smatt
This pair of diamond-studded golden skis was a gift to Smatt