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Succumbing to a three year battle with invasive cancer, actress Farrah Fawcett died at St. John’s hospital in Santa Monica today. Her longtime partner, Ryan O’Neal, friend Alana Stewart and hairdresser, Mila Murphy were with her in her last moments. She is often noted for her brilliant smile, but her radiance extended beyond her beautiful facade. Her energy can be seen in photographs, in which she is seldom static.
While she is best remembered for her role as Jill Munroe on the original 1976 Charlie’s Angels series, she was only on the show for one season. She was a fashion plate, pin-up girl and all around 70′s icon for the remainder of the decade. Her acting career took a bumpy course following her departure from Charlie’s Angels, punctuated by Burning Beds, a mini series that earned her an Emmy nomination. Though she and O’Neal never married, they were for the most part a solid force in one another’s life from the early 1980′s, until the end. Their only son, Redmond was able to visit his mother, though he was in jail for drug charges in her last months of life. We wish her loved ones well. Let’s take a look at Farrah’s life in pictures here.
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