Fawcett Dies After Cancer Battle

Jun 25, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Actress Farrah Fawcett died today in Santa Monica, Calif., after a long battle with cancer, Entertainment Weekly reports.

“After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away," said longtime love Ryan O’Neal in a statement. "Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world."

Fawcett, who was best known for “Charlie’s Angels,” was 62.

"Not all of her performances will stand the test of time, but what is worth remembering is how hard Farrah Fawcett tried," the New York Times writes in a remembrance.

“20/20” will air the special “Farrah’s Love” with O’Neal tonight at 10 p.m. Meanwhile, NBC confirmed that it will air a follow-up to the documentary “Farrah’s Story” tonight at 10 p.m., as well. “Farrah’s Story” will be rebroadcast on Friday.

TV Land will pay tribute to the actress by airing the first two episodes of her 2005 TV Land series “Chasing Farrah” on June 27.

–Vlada Gelman

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