Saturday, June 27, 2009
Farrah Fawcett Dies, Age 62
From USA MacPaper:
Farrah Fawcett, who epitomized the all-American ideal of beauty, has died after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 62. Her spokesman, Paul Bloch, says Fawcett died Thursday morning in a Santa Monica hospital.
In September 2006, Fawcett learned she had anal cancer. The devastating news led to a reconciliation with her on-and-off boyfriend, Ryan O'Neal, 68, the father of their troubled son, Redmond, 24. O'Neal was by her side as Fawcett went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and the actress was declared cancer-free in February 2007. But later that spring, she learned the cancer had returned. After growing weary of ineffective treatments in the USA, Fawcett traveled to Germany in September 2007 for alternative cancer therapies.
One of "Charlie's Angels," if only for one season before she left the show. She returned to the program for some guest appearances.
Anyone under the mistaken impression that she was a lightweight actor was proven wrong. She displayed her versatility and acting chops in her performances in "The Burning Bed" and "Extremities."
She went public with her battle with cancer. In order to remember what her doctors told her during her treatment, she began recording the doctor visits and appointments on video. The footage was eventually assembled and aired as "Farah's Story," documenting what she went through with cancer. She could have had the less flattering aspects edited out from it - her hair loss, her vomiting, images of her looking rough, very rough - but she didn't.
Paul LeMat, her co-star in "The Burning Bed", made note of her smile saying that when he saw it, "the sun was shining."
I think that's a nice way to remember her. She personified the sun shining.
Rest in peace, Farrah.
How dare you?
There you go, moreover, it's in English monsieur!!!
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