Veteran actress DAME Elizabeth Taylor has dispelled repeated reports she's close to death by embarking on a shark spotting cruise. The ocean jaunt saw the screen legend pushed onto the boat in a wheelchair, but she appeared cheerful and relaxed for the duration of the two hour trip on the island of North Oahu, near Hawaii, where she's holidaying. Taylor, 74, appeared on CNN chat show Larry King LIVE earlier this year (MAY06) to quash reports she's bed-bound and suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. She said, "If they want to hear that I'm dead, well sorry folks, I'm not."