Five years ago yesterday, I heard the devastating news that one of my favourite icons had died. No, I am not talking about Jackson. I am talking about the Angel Heaven gained on June 25th 2009. I adored both the woman and her name so much that my daughter was given the same name.
In 2006, she was diagnosed with cancer, a strain that is not often heard of. She had Anal Cancer, and underwent chemotherapy, then not long after her 60th birthday, a press release said she was cancer free, and I was so happy at this news. She has been an icon of mine since I saw her in Charlie’s Angels in 1976.
The following year, Farrah Fawcett was diagnosed with a malignant polyp, so she travelled to Germany in an attempt to challenge the disease, and also to try to remove liver cancer. In 2009, she returned home to spend her last days with her long-time partner, Ryan O’Neal, and her son was allowed out of prison to see her, although he was still shackled.
Farrah Fawcett lost her fight against cancer at 09:28 on June 25th 2009. I was at a friend’s house at the time and I was stunned at the news. This was overshadowed later by the news of another death, but I will always remember June 25th 2009 for the death of one of my favourite TV and film actresses.
February 2nd 1947 – June 25th 2009