After a three-year battle with anal cancer, legendary actress Farrah Fawcett has succumbed to the debilitating disease. The Charlie’s Angels star, 62, passed away at 9:28 a.m. PST on June 25 at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica surrounded by longtime love Ryan O’Neal, best friend Alana Stewart, hairdresser Mela Murphy and doctor Lawrence Piro. “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,” Ryan, who recently announced his intentions to marry his girlfriend of nearly 30 years, said in a statement on Thursday. Alana Stewart has also spoken about mourning the great loss. "For 30 years, Farrah was much more than a friend, she was my sister, and although I will miss her terribly, I
know in my heart that she will always be there as that angel on the shoulder
of everyone who loved her," the former model said. The iconic blonde also leaves behind her troubled son with her actor beau, 24-year-old Redmond, and her beloved father, James.
Farrah, who received the heartbreaking diagnosis in September 2006, shared
her courageous fight in the NBC documentary Farrah’s Story, which aired on
May 15. “Farrah was and is the true definition of an icon. She was of her time, but transcended her time. She will be remembered as the modern Mona Lisa. I will remember her as my friend,” the film’s executive producer and director, Craig J. Nevius, has said.