Sad news ... Farrah Fawcett died today at St. John's Health Center in Los Angeles after a courageous and lengthy battle with anal cancer. She was 62. Longtime love Ryan O'Neal and best friend Alana Stewart were by her side. Her son Redmond, who is serving time for drug offenses, was not.
Her first break on the small screen came in the late 1960s, when she appeared in commercials. She went on to guest star on such classic TV shows such as "I Dream of Jeannie," "The Flying Nun" and "The Partridge Family." She also appeared on several episodes of "The Six Million Dollar Man," starring husband Lee Majors. The couple married in 1973 but separated in 1979, divorcing in 1982.
Afterwards, Farrah began an on-and-off relationship with O'Neal, and the pair had Redmond in 1985.
O'Neal issued a statement saying, "After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away. 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."
Our thoughts are with her family.