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Farrah Fawcett Dies at 62, Succumbs to Cancer

ABC News

June 25, 2009

EXCERPT:

"After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away," Fawcett's longtime romantic partner Ryan O'Neal said in a statement released by Fawcett's publicist, Paul Bloch. "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."

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Fawcett became a symbol of the will to survive through her years-long battle with cancer, which was chronicled in the recent TV documentary "Farrah's Story." Her death comes on the heels of O'Neal's declaration that she agreed to marry him.

"I've asked her to marry me, again, and she's agreed," O'Neal, 68, told Barbara Walters who sat down with O'Neal and others close to Fawcett in the final days of the actress' life.

Fawcett and O'Neal began dating in 1980 and lived together with son Redmond. The two never officially tied the knot, but not for O'Neal's lack of trying.

"I used to ask her to marry me all the time," he said. "But ... it just got to be a joke, you know. We just joked about it."

Now, Fawcett leaves behind O'Neal, their 24-year-old son and her father, James. She was previously married to Lee Majors, star of "The Six Million Dollar Man," from 1973 to 1982.

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. Although doctors declared her free of cancer in February 2007, a few months later they learned that the cancer had returned.

According to People.com, Fawcett was "disheartened" by both the reoccurrence of the cancer and the treatment she was receiving in the United States, so she traveled to Germany's University Clinic in Frankfurt in search of an alternative course of treatment.

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Though Fawcett returned home earlier this year, taking a break from long hospital stays, according to People magazine, the actress returned to the hospital for at least two weeks prior to her death.

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Dutch Schrap

Very sad. Rest in Peace Farrah. Cancer SUCKS!

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Felix Estridge

Rest in peace finally, Farrah.

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Santa JerryO

Rest in Peace Farrah, Did Ryan and Farrah ever say "I DO". They said that he was going to.I hope that for her sake they did!

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Legendary Santa Claus

You will be missed Farrah. The battle you fought showed the world your true charater. RIP.

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Santa Danny

She was truly and Icon of an era. We have been discussing her today in the office and it’s kind of interesting. The men all remember her for the poster. (Yes I had one on my wall when I was a teenager) but most of the women remember her for the movie "The Burning Bed". She will be missed but I am glad for her that her pain is over.

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Felix Estridge
The men all remember her for the poster. (Yes I had one on my wall when I was a teenager)

Wall? Mine was on my ceiling above my bed!

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Santa TJS

A real shame I remember her poster she was only five years older than I am.I remember watching her on Charlie's Angles. Not only was she a pretty woman she had an unforgettable smile. RIP

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Michael Rielly

I had this poster on my wall when I was a kid...

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RIP Farrah...

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Cindylu

What a sad day to learn of Farrah's death from this horrible disease.

She was a class lady and did some really great work besides looking beautiful.

So many thought she was only a pretty face with a killer body, but she actually was

a good actress as well. I do remember "The Burning Bed" which was taken from a true

story, but she was also in a number of other movies that were equally as good.

She deserved better and was taken from us way too soon. May she rest in peace

and free of the pain she has suffered for so long.

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Santa Stewart

Rest In Peace Farrah!May you Have Eternal Life!!!

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Santa James Branum

Yes this is truly a sad day for the family. A beautiful and talented lady has gone home this day. RIP

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SantaJoe
I had this poster on my wall when I was a kid...

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RIP Farrah...

Me too! She was my 1st love. Her and Ryan O'Neil were married earlier in the week.

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SantaSteve

I had a slightly different poster of her on my wall

but then i was always on the naughty list when i was a teenager

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