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Farrah Fawcett Dies of Cancer

June 26, 2009 01:48:46 GMT

The actress has been pronounced dead on Thursday, June 25 at 9:28 A.M. after losing her battle against anal cancer.


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Farrah Fawcett has lost her battle against anal cancer. The actress passed away on Thursday, June 25 at 9:28 A.M. PST at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. where she'd been treated for more than two weeks due to complications for the particular disease. She was 62.

News of Farrah's death came hot on the heels of earlier reports that her health was worsening. She was said to have been transported to the intensive care unit of the facility. Her longtime partner, Ryan O'Neal, friend and hairdresser of 18 years, Mela Murphy, and actress friend Alana Stewart were all by her side when she passed away, it has been reported.

"She's gone. She now belongs to the ages," Ryan was quoted by People as confirming Farrah's death, adding that the late actress received the last rites of the Catholic Church. "She's now with her 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." Ryan then continued, "She was with her team when she passed ... Her eyes were open, but she didn't say anything. But you could see in her eyes that she recognized us."

A funeral service reportedly has been planned to be held at a Catholic cathedral in Los Angeles in the next few days. No further details have been made available for the plan though.

Farrah Fawcett, who is best known for her role as Jill Munroe on TV Series "Charlie's Angels", was first diagnosed with anal cancer back in 2006. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, doctors pronounced in early 2007 that she was cancer free. Unfortunately, the disease returned in May 2007. In these past few months, Farrah had been in and out of the hospital to receive intensive treatment.

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posted by doreencuch_5@msn.com on Jun 30, 2009
I feel so sad! I grew up watching Farrah, she is truly and ANGEL. I watched Farrah's Story and cried so hard. Because it reminded me of my father when he was fighting for his life from lung cancer. It hurt so much! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family! Be strong and take care. Farrah will be greatly missed by all who loved her and the lives of those she touched. She is not longer suffering or fighting and the pain can no longer hurt her. R.I.P Farrah for you are truly an angel. I love you and will miss you.
posted by fay alston on Jun 29, 2009
let me not 4get farrah.she was great also. i loved charlies angels.and burning bed!! r.i.p!!
posted by pcn123 on Jun 28, 2009
so sad. what a great courageous woman she was. i have prostate cancer and im sitting here watching her battle on tv and crying my eyes out. i really miss her.
posted by bmw396@hotmail.com on Jun 28, 2009
my deepest sympathies to all her family. May she rest in peace. It seems she was a kind and brave soul, unlike so mant of her co-workers.
posted by superfly tnt on Jun 28, 2009
Fara my fair lady, gone but not forgotten. Even in Africa, we watched Charlies Angels and it was amazing to see what ladies could do in movies. My you rest in peace "angel of mine."
posted by cbstl on Jun 28, 2009
I'm so sad. I had my hair cut just like yours in the 70's, you were so beautiful and sweet. I'm also sad for for your Dad.
posted by SKF on Jun 27, 2009
RIP - You're at ease now! xx
posted by FSweat on Jun 27, 2009
She fought the fight with all that she had. Even though she lost it, she has her son to carry on her legacy and Ryan O'neal to make sure her spirit lives on.
posted by louisehilborne@hotma on Jun 27, 2009
Peace be with you, no more suffering . God bless x
posted by kimfay7@aol.com on Jun 25, 2009
stayed home as a child to watch charlie's angels. Have been called farrah by friend for years. Rest in peace.

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