Friday, June 26, 2009
You could very easily miss it in all the Michael Jackson news today but Farah Fawcett one of the original Charlie's Angels also passed away in California yesterday, aged 62.
The star of many TV shows and movies had been terminally ill with cancer and was to have married long term partner of 25 years Ryan O'Neal who proposed earlier this month but the ceremony never took place.
The woman who was many young boys pin up from their youth, well 12 million bought the red swim suit pin up for starters and many others used the TV pages, was the blonde angel sent on missions by the off screen voice of Charlie (John Forsythe) had been battling cancer for a number of years since 2006. Having first been hailed a survivor of rectal cancer 2007. She had appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show to talk about her battle of cancer to discuss her survival and to raise awareness of the disease.
However, despite being the ex-wife of The Six Million Dollar Man star Lee Majors sometimes there just isn't the technology or the money to save you when cancer spreads to certain areas. From personal family history I know that the liver is one such area. So when it spread and lodged there doctors couldn't do much more than ease her pain.
I guess Charlie is missing one of his angels to today.