Remembering Farrah Fawcett: Celebrities and Friends Look Back
Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett
Celebrities, colleagues and friends of Farrah Fawcett remembered the actress after her death on Thursday. Fawcett had been battling cancer. She was 62.
Ryan O'Neal, Fawcett's longtime partner, told People:
"She's gone. She now belongs to the ages. She's now with her mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She's in a better place now."
Fawcett's first husband, Lee Majors, told Access Hollywood:
"She was an angel on earth and now an angel forever."
Jaclyn Smith, Fawcett's Charlie's Angels co-star, told Access Hollywood:
"Farrah had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels."
John Forsythe, Fawcett's Charlie's Angels co-star and the voice of Charlie, told Entertainment Tonight:
"Though I did not know her well, Farrah left an indelible mark on me and the public during her one year reign on Charlie's Angels. She put up a gallant fight and I send my deepest sympathy and prayers to her family and friends."
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner commented for the Associated Press. Fawcett posed in the magazine twice.
"Farrah was one of the iconic beauties of our time. Her girl-next-door charm combined with stunning looks made her a star on film, TV and the printed page. I was saddened to learn of her passing earlier today and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends."
Fawcett's friend Alana Stewart told the Associated Press:
"There are no words to express the deep sense of loss that I feel. For 30 years Farrah was much more than a friend, she was my sister, and although I will miss her terribly I know in my heart that she will always be there as that angel on the shoulder of everyone who loved her."
Robert Duvall, Fawcett's director and co-star in The Apostle, told Access Hollywood:
"Farrah had an outstanding talent, better than most feature-film actresses that I've seen. She was great to work with and will be missed."
Fawcett's Charlie's Angels co-star Cheryl Ladd told Access Hollywood:
I'm terribly sad about Farrah's passing. She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms."
Kate Jackson, who also co-starred in Charlie's Angels, told the Associated Press:
"I will miss Farrah every day. She was a selfless person who loved her family and friends with all her heart, and what a big heart it was. Farrah showed immense courage and grace throughout her illness and was an inspiration to those around her. When I think of Farrah I will remember her kindness, her cutting dry wit and, of course, her beautiful smile. Today, when you think of Farrah, remember her smiling because that is exactly how she wanted to be remembered: smiling."
Craig Nevius, producer of the reality show Chasing Farrah told Access Hollywood:
"Farrah was and is the true definition of an 'icon.' She was of her time but transcended her time. As unique as her name, Farrah was a completely original combination of poster girl, serious actress, tabloid celebrity, role model, talk show personality and social advocate: her career spanned more than four decades and personified the tremendous power and influence of entertainment on our culture. Not many stars can be credited with inspiring both a hair style and changes in legislation (surrounding domestic violence and more recently patient privacy). And she did it without posturing or campaigning but by simply choosing her own path and making her own rules. Farrah remained relevant to the very end. She will be remembered as the modern Mona Lisa and so much more. ... I will remember her as my friend."