Farrah Fawcett has died of cancer aged 62.
The 'Charlie's Angels' actress passed away in a Los Angeles hospital today
with her family by her side.
The star had fought a long and courageous battle against anal cancer but
was rushed from her home to intensive care last night and read her last
rites this morning.
Her fiance, Ryan O'Neal, and best friend, actress Alana Stewart, were said
to be with her during her final hours.
Long term partner Ryan, 68, had been planning to wed Farrah as soon as
In an interview earlier this week He said: "I've asked her to marry me,
again, and she's agreed.
"Farrah is fighting for her life. But we will wed as soon as she can, say
yes. Maybe we can just nod her head.
"I promise you, we will. Absolutely."
Farrah is survived by her 24-year-old son, Redmond, by Ryan, who is
currently in jail on a drug rehab program, is was not present at her
bedside, according to reports.
She was also married to 'The Six Million Dollar Man' actor Lee Majors from
1973 to 1982.
Farrah was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Although doctors
believed it had been successfully treated, the illness returned in May 2007
and had recently spread to her liver.
Her battle with illness was chronicled in the television documentary
'Farrah's Story' earlier this year which received nearly nine million
In the documentary she said: "I know that everyone will die eventually, but
I do not want to die of this disease. I want to stay alive."