O'Neal and Fawcett in happier times
Source: Yahoo News
This is sadness for a Friday.
Farrah Fawcett has been battling cancer for the last two years but her medical condition is apparently much more dire than has previously been let on.
Longtime partner and father of her son, Ryan O'Neal has told People magazine that Farrah is bedridden, can only speak a few words and has lost her famous golden hair. He also stated that her treatment has pretty much ended and she is being kept on IVs for nourishment.
I am not a doctor nor any type of medical professional but it seems that when no treatment is being administered and IVs are provided for nourishment, the end is very close.
"Access Hollywood" reported last night that Farrah's 91 year old father has been flown to L.A. from his Texas home in order to be at her bedside. It's also been reported in various other media outlets that Farrah's son Redmond has been allowed to leave the jail where he is currently serving time on a drug charge to spend time with her.
For me, Farrah will always be Charlie's Angel Jill Munroe. When I was little, I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. I even had the Charlie's Angels dolls and wanted the famous Farrah flip-do (although my dad had me get the Dorothy Hamill bowl cut).
Farrah managed to leave the stereotypical Jill Munroe behind, in my opinion, with her moving and emotional performance in The Burning Bed in 1985 - - a television movie that is still hard to watch, even today. And she did a great job, alongside O'Neal, playing convicted child killer Diane Downs, in Small Sacrifices.
Thoughts and prayers go to Farrah as well as the Fawcett and O'Neal families. She has always seemed like a trooper and I'm sure continues to be strong.