Fallen Angel: Rest in Peace Farrah

Posted on June 26, 2009

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Farrah Fawcett

(February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009)

June 25, 2009 is a day that will live in celebrity infamy.

The iconic actress from the 1970’s had lost her very public battle with cancer. Just a few hours after that we learned that Michael Jackson had suddenly died as well. Unfortunately Farrah’s death was lost in the smoke clouds due to the media firestorm surrounding the death of Michael Jackson.

Although she was not as famous as MJ by any stretch of the imagination Farrah Fawcett was an legend in her own right. 

A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie’s Angels in 1976. Fawcett later appeared off-Broadway to the approval of critics and in highly rated television movies in roles often challenging (The Burning BedNazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld StoryPoor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton StoryMargaret Bourke-White) and sometimes unsympathetic (Small Sacrifices).

I love all of the women of Charlie’s Angels. I have deep respect for Fawcett because of the leaps and bounds she made with her acting career. Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson have accomplished amazing feats but neither one of them was able to rise to breakthrough status that Farrah Fawcett achieved.

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The two-hour documentary Farrah’s Story, which was filmed by Fawcett and friend Alana Stewart, aired on NBC on May 15, 2009. Farrah was fighter. It was so courageous of her to share the personal details of her battle with cancer.  The documentary was watched by nearly 9 million people in its premiere airing and it was re-aired on the broadcast network’s cable stations MSNBCBravo and Oxygen.

 

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On June 22, 2009 the Los Angeles Times and Reuters reported that Farrah would finally wed Ryan when she was feeling better. The couple whose love for one another lasted decades were unable to fulfill that dream.  Farrah is survived by her son by Ryan O’neal; Redmun O’neal born in 1985. Redmun aka Red has been in trouble with drugs off an on for years. He is currently serving a jail sentence. In the documentary “Farrah’s Story” Redmun was given permission to visit his ailing mother. He was also granted permission to attend her funeral. 

 

The iconic legendary Farrah Fawcett was ahead of her time and left the world too soon. 

 

Rest in Peace to the fierce and fabulous Farrah Fawcett!

 

 

 

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