Fawcett, 62, Was Diagnosed With Anal Cancer in 2006
By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDJune 25, 2009 -- Former "Charlie's Angel" Farrah Fawcett died today at age 62 after a long struggle with anal cancer, her spokesman told media organizations.
Farrah's swimsuit poster made her an icon in the 1970s. This is the poster... I think every male under the age of 30 in 1976, had this poster hanging on a wall somewhere in his domain. I know my "soon to be" husband had it... hanging in his bedroom. It never bothered me though.. because she was beautiful, and you'd had to have been blind not to notice that in 1976. (Did I mention I had Farrah Hair in the late 1970's?... Yep... I had Farrah Hair... and I loved it!)
She was also a Texas gal... from Corpus Christi on the Gulf Coast... and a Catholic. I liked her when she was one of "Charlie's Angels" (she made me want to be a ditzy blond private eye)... but the performance I liked her best in was "The Burning Bed"... I had read the book prior to the movie coming out. Usually, the movie can't hold a candle to the book for me, but her performance was so amazing...
Her interviews in the past 10-years didn't help her image any. At times, she was almost incoherent... slurring speech... mind wandering... and that was before being diagnosed with cancer. One thing she always was... beautiful.
Jackson died after slipping into a coma while at the hospital, according to reports. The official cause of death has not been announced.
I was never a big Michael Jackson fan... though he was an incredible talent... What a tragic life he lead... his passing is sudden and unexpected... and so it goes... Hopefully he will find peace now.
This photo of Michael is how I prefer to remember him... Goodbye Michael.. you were a Thriller...