"Farrah had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels," Jaclyn Smith said.Farrah burst on the scene in 1976 as one of three "Charlie's Angles" -- Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson were the other two. A poster of her in a swimsuit sold millions. Even I had one. And her hair style was emulated by women and girls all across the country. Farrah left the show after one season to pursue a film career, but never quite made the transition to the big screen.
She did, however, receive praise for her television film "The Burning Bed" -- where she portrayed an abused wife.
She had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006. As she underwent treatment, she enlisted the help of O'Neal, who was the father of her now 24-year-old son, Redmond.Rest in peace Farrah, and sincere condolences to your family and friends.
This month, O'Neal said he asked Fawcett to marry him and she agreed. They would wed "as soon as she can say yes," he said.
Her struggle with painful treatments and dispiriting setbacks was recorded in the television documentary "Farrah's Story." Fawcett sought cures in Germany as well as the United States, battling the disease with iron determination even as her body weakened.
"Her big message to people is don't give up, no matter what they say to you, keep fighting," her friend Stewart said. NBC estimated the May 15, 2009, broadcast drew nearly 9 million viewers.