Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett Dies of Cancer at 62


UPDATE:

Farrah Fawcett, who skyrocketed to fame as one of a trio of impossibly glamorous private eyes on TV's Charlie's Angels, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 62.

Fawcett died at 9:28 a.m. PST on Thursday at St. John's Heath Center in Santa Monica, Calif. She was with longtime partner Ryan O'Neal, friend Alana Stewart, friend and hairdresser Mela Murphy and her doctor Lawrence Piro. She had recently returned to St. John's for treatment of complications from anal cancer, first diagnosed three years ago.

"She's gone. She now belongs to the ages," O'Neal tells PEOPLE, also confirming that she received last rites. "She's now with he mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She's in a better place now."

Earlier Post:

Farrah Fawcett, the 1970s "It Girl" who was known for her cascading golden hair, has been given her last rites; sources close to the actress tell Barbara Walters.
Enduring a two and half year battle with cancer, those closest to Fawcett warn that these could be her final hours. "I'm not sure if she's going to make it through the day," Walters said on "Good Morning America." "She's had her last rites."
As Fawcett clings to life, members of her inner circle, Dr. Lawrence Piro and longtime love Ryan O'Neal are gathered at her hospital bedside.
"This is all he wants to do is be with her," Walters said of O'Neal.
From her glory days as a pinup girl whose figure graced a generation of teenagers' walls, to her valiant fight against cancer, at 62, Farrah Fawcett has become a symbol of the will to live.
Those who know and love Fawcett spoke exclusively to Barbara Walters, during what appear to be the actress's final days.

1 comment:

  1. I'm always sadden by death, anyones death. I take comfort in knowing that she's at peace and now knows the secret that only people who have passed on will ever know.

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