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Cancer-stricken actress Farrah Fawcett passes away

Farrah Fawcett
Actress Farrah Fawcett died of cancer on Thursday (25th June) at 9.28 am (1628 GMT) at St John's Health Centre in Santa Monica. Her friends and family were at her side when she took her last breath.

The 62-year-old actress had been battling anal cancer for the last three years. Her long-time partner Ryan O'Neal, who announced a few days ago that he would marry her, said that beloved Farrah had passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer. He added that it's difficult for her family and friends to accept the reality but would take comfort in the beautiful times they shared with her and the knowledge that she brought joy to many people around the world.

Born in February 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas, Farrah Fawcett became a big star with her most famous role as a female detective on the hit TV show Charlie's Angels. She was also known for her iconic poster in red bathing suit, her blonde locks and her million-dollar smile.

Farrah had hard times ever since being diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. She underwent cancer treatment including chemotherapy and surgery, thus losing her famous hair in the process. The media even reported at one point of time that she was cancer free. But she never recovered from the disease and died just six weeks after Farrah's Story, a documentary on her battle with cancer, was broadcast.

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