Farrah Fawcett, one of the world’s most recognizable actresses, passed away on June 25, 2009. Complications from anal cancer claimed the life of the Charlie’s Angels actor at the age of 62.
Three years prior, the actress received a deadly medical diagnosis. Just six weeks before she passed away, she published the footage from the subsequent doctor’s visits in the frank documentary Farrah’s Story.
According to her friend and fellow producer Alana Stewart, “she wanted people to witness the naked truth of cancer, for better or worse.” “She wanted to continue fighting all the way to the bitter end. She wished to influence change.”
The 10-year anniversary of Fawcett’s passing comes this year, and people who knew her best have been talking to reporters about the star’s dying moments.
Stewart discussed the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which the actress founded to raise money and spread awareness for illnesses linked to HPV.
“Farrah persevered. She pursued a cure with unwavering tenacity. Her foundation is her biggest legacy “Stewart explained. “Farrah was an active individual. Action was more important than discussion.
Mela Murphy, another one of Fawcett’s close friends, also spoke with the newspaper and described what it was like to stand by the actress during the trauma.
Murphy, who also did Fawcett’s hair, confessed, “I always thought she was going to make it.” “Even after shaving her head because the chemotherapy was causing her hair to fall out in clumps, Farrah still wanted to take part in a picture session where she was entirely bald. I advised her to “go for it.” She had the most beautiful high cheekbones. She didn’t have any concerns. She advocated moving ahead.
The last remarks of her famous friend were among the information Murphy shared regarding her passing. Fawcett wanted to make sure her loved ones would be cared for after she passed away, even in her final moments.
She was addressing him by his name, Redmond. People was informed by Murphy, who was by Fawcett’s side at St. John’s Health Center in Los Angeles. That was her final statement.
The actor Ryan O’Neal and Fawcett’s son is named Redmond. The disturbed 34-year-old was fighting a drug addiction at the time and had served time in jail for drug-related offenses.
Murphy stated, “I promised her I’d look after him and that I’d always be there for him. “I told you to leave right away. She had only a few hours left before passing away.
Murphy remembered smuggling a bottle of Kahlua into the hospital room in addition to that heartbreaking occasion. Fawcett was no longer permitted to drink anything, but Murphy “dipped a swab in it and gave it to her.”
We had kahlua and milk, and she laughed as she stared at me, Murphy said.
Five days after Fawcett passed away, her funeral was held. She merely wanted “her mother’s ashes in the coffin,” according to Murphy.
Murphy remarked, “Her mother meant so lot to her. Ryan then saw to it that they were transported from Texas. Farrah was there. She never stopped considering the people she loved.
In Los Angeles’ Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Fawcett is laid to rest. No matter how much time has passed, many people still miss the icon.