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June 25, 2009

Larry Remembers Farrah Fawcett

Posted: 03:27 PM ET

We will be looking back at the life of Farrah Fawcett tonight on LKL.  Below are Larry's thoughts on Farrah and her career.

Farrah Fawcett's career spanned four decades, and she reinvented herself several times during her career.  Of course, what she'll be most remembered for is that extraordinary show, "Charlie's Angels."  Even though all the actresses in that show were good, she was clearly the star.Farrah-TS

She'll also be remembered for that poster.  There's never been one like it, and there will probably never be another that comes close to getting the attention it did.  The hair, the face, the bathing suit, the angle, she shot.  It is the poster of all posters.

Of course she was very pretty, but I'd also say she was a good actress.  One of the problems with actors and actresses when they're attractive is it's hard to judge how good they are at their craft.  Brad Pitt is very good looking, and he's also a great actor, but it's hard for people to make that judgment about him because his looks are so distracting.  I think the same was probably true of Farrah.

This story is going to get a lot of play today.  We're doing it tonight of course.  She became such a large figure I think, in part, because of when she launched her career.  TV had much more impact back in the '70's than it does today.  "Charlie's Angels" got huge numbers every week - nothing really dominates the television landscape like that today.  Maybe "American Idol" comes close, but now there are so many channels and so many more shows it's hard for anything to get the audience, or amount of attention, that "Charlie's Angels" got.  Farrah was a major tv star when the medium was clearly dominant and there weren't enough channels to water down viewing levels.

One thing I really admire about Farrah is the way she was able to reinvent herself, and you can argue she did it a couple of times.  Her career started with "Charlie's Angels," then there was "Burning Bed," where she went from bombshell to serious actress, and most recently in the way she dealt with her cancer so publicly.   It's hard to revinent yourself like she did, and you really have to admire her for it.

I had Farrah on my show once.  You'll see clips of it tonight, and there are also some clips posted on our blog.  It was 1994, so I don't remember much, but I do remember it was a fun interview.  I can honestly say I didn't know her that well.  We had several nice conversations the last few years about her coming on the show when she got better, but unfortunately, that didn't happen.  I'm sad today because she fought the good fight, and I really admire the way she did it in the public eye, giving strength to others in the same position.

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Stephen Barber   June 25th, 2009 4:16 pm ET

I am saddened by the passing of Ms. Fawcett. As a child of the 70's I remember her as a classy, beautiful icon. The song that immediately comes to mind is Billy Joel, singing "Only The Good Die Young".
Love on, Sweet Angel.


Elaine   June 25th, 2009 4:19 pm ET

Farrah was one of the most warm hearted people I ever met. She was a real fighter and loved her son and family dearly. I admired her for that. She was a nice lady.


Tammy   June 25th, 2009 4:22 pm ET

Although people talk as though being an "Angel" as a stigma, I would like to commend Farrah for being one of the first women roll models for me as a child. In an age when women were just coming into their own, "Charlie's Angels" made me believe that women could be beautiful, feminine, and independent all at once. When they wrote her off the show to become a female car racer – I thought that was awesome! I hope she knew that she was more than just a pretty face to many of us.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.


Gayle Larson   June 25th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

Two Icons in a week. How sad! My heart goes out to Ryan and to Farrah's family. She was a beautiful woman and an inspiration to many suffering with this very nasty disease.


Lana Fondaw   June 25th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

I am very sad today after hearing of the passing of Farrah Fawcet. I grew up watching Charlie's Angels and I have been praying for her every since I heard of her illness. It doen't seem fair to those she left behind, but I hope they can find peace with the fact that she is not in pain any longer. Bless you Farrah!!


Drew   June 25th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

Now I know what the world went through when they lost Marilyn Monroe. Farrah, you were an angel here...I'm sure now, you're wings will be ready for you there too. Ryan and Redmond, please, for Farrah's memory and the love she had for you both, get help and get off the drugs. Alana, my heart goes out to you. I know Farrah will be looking out for you too.
What a sad, sad day for all of us.
Love you Farrah.
Drew.


Charles   June 25th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

Am very sorry about her death but all the same it's God's wish


Cloe   June 25th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

I was 14 when Charlies Angels first aired. Every guy I knew had her famous poster on their wall. Till this day even after seeing her so ill I still think she is one of the most beautiful women ever...and talented. God bless you Farrah !!!


ken hong   June 25th, 2009 4:57 pm ET

As a cancer survivor, this really hit home for me. Up until this morning I had really been fostering great hope for her recovery. RIP and of course condolences to all of her loved ones.


Wyman Brent   June 25th, 2009 5:00 pm ET

Larry, thanks for the retrospective look at Farrah Fawcett. She was a class act and deserves the tribute. I remember very well watching her over the years from Charlie's Angels to Logan's Run to Burning Bed. Whatever she did over the years, she did with style and grace.


Sandy - Michigan   June 25th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Too young, too soon. Farrah fought the fight with so much dignity, I admire her courage. Reflecting back, I remember all my circle of friends going to the salon and saying "give me Farrah hair". We all wanted her gorgeous hair when the big hair feathered look was hip all because of her!! What an icon. She will be deeply missed.


Mari Ann Martinez   June 25th, 2009 5:03 pm ET

My God, I could not help but cry. Funny, I am just a fan of her back in the far east in the Philippines. She was my idol and favorite among the Angels (Charlie's Angels). I even had posters of her around my bedroom! She was a part of my younger times, and now a part of my youth had also died. She was a part of it. Thank you so much for the memories, Farrah. Now you are an Angel for real. May you rest in peace.


Diana   June 25th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

This has been a sad week for the entertainment world because we first lost Mr. McMahon and now everyone's favorite angel. I was a regular Charlie Angel watcher and even though everyone will remember her for the red swimsuit plus the awesome blond hair, I will remember Ms. Fawcett for her multitalented acting career. She didn't allow herself to be stereo typed or cast as just a sexy bombshell. She took on her roles that allowed her to express herself and develop into a serious actress.

Their is one thing about Ms. Fawcett that I don't understand. Why didn't she marry Mr. O'neil. He has stood by her for few decades; therefore, that should have been proof enough on how much he cared for her.


Debbie Harris   June 25th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

I remember watching Charlie's Angels growing up every week and wanting to have beautiful hair like Farrah Fawcetts. She was so beautiful, but also a great actress.You have to admire her courage with her battle with this terrible disease. My heart goes out to her family and friends. We will miss you. From Charlie's Angel-to God's Angel.


txkboy   June 25th, 2009 5:27 pm ET

I remember as teenager, staring at her poster, and having the feeling she was staring back at me. In my later years, I realized I was staring at the face of "The All American" girl. RIP Farrah, we love you.


Elba   June 25th, 2009 5:27 pm ET

As a young girl growing up I always wanted to be as beautiful on the outside as she was . After seeing her special I realized that she was beautiful all around , inside and out . What a courageous woman . What a beautiful human being . What an Angel ! She is home where there is no longer pain and sorrow , beautiful as always . My desire is that if I am ever tried in such a way that I too may be an example of peace and always maintain my faith like she did . We will miss you Farah , but will see you one day again . May God allow you to dip your wings in the rain .


Bob Cambridge   June 25th, 2009 5:27 pm ET

Please be sure to mention the influence of Jay Bernstein on Farahs Career. Her relationship with Jay was long and deep. He was a father figure for her and played a great part in her life.


Jill Stahl   June 25th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

I admired Farrah for her talent, her charm, and the fact that she was so close to her family. It is sad to think that her father has lost not only Farrah, but her sister, and her mother of cancer. I also admire Farrah for fighting against the disease for as long as she did. My husband and I especially enjoyed the May 15 program about her battle with cancer, the story about her life, portraits of her and her family. May he, Ryan, and Redmond find comfort in knowing that she is resting in peace and is no longer in any pain. She was an amazing woman.


Ronda P.   June 25th, 2009 5:29 pm ET

I remember being a teen and everyone wanting to look like her. I knew she was beautiful but didn't know what a strong woman she was until I saw her documentary. It was truly moving – what a courageous woman.


txkboy   June 25th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

When I was a teenager, I remember staring at her poster, and thinking she was staring back at me. In later years, I came to realize that I was staring at "The All American" girl. RIP Farrah, we love you.


kristin   June 25th, 2009 5:43 pm ET

I love your thoughts on her Larry, and yes the picture depicted in this blog is so lively, so genuine! If Farrah was one thing she was a pure soul living life her way and taking millions with her on the way! I'm at awe sometimes how cruel this life is, and the millions who suffer the pains of growth, not just old but growing. My prayers go out to her always, and Thanks Larry for this beautiful post as well.


Julie   June 25th, 2009 5:50 pm ET

Farrah was a kind spirited woman. Her beauty was more than skin deep.....it shone from the inside out. She was a devoted mother who stood by her son always. Right up until the end.....she gave of herself by sharing her battle with cancer with the world. Rest in peace beautiful angel.


brenda   June 25th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

We are very sad by Farrah's passing. She will truly be missed! Hugs and kisses to america's angel! oxoxox


Dodie ~ California   June 25th, 2009 6:02 pm ET

Farrah Fawcett was an exceptional actress. I never realized that until she went off Broadway for a number of productions in order to remove the sex-symbol stigma and to be seen as a talented actress. I remember first seeing her in the 1970s Charlie’s Angels. She was so very beautiful. Very sad to see she has died.

She will be missed by many and remember by all!!!

I just noticed 25 minutes ago that Michael Jackson has been rushed to UCLA hospital and is in respiratory arrest. The paramedics are performing CPR on him.


Dodie ~ California   June 25th, 2009 6:04 pm ET

Farrah Fawcett was an exceptional actress. I never realized that until she went off Broadway for a number of productions in order to remove the sex-symbol stigma and to be seen as a talented actress. I remember first seeing her in the 1970s Charlie’s Angels. She was so very beautiful. Very sad to see she has died.

She will be missed by many and remember by all!!!


Terrie   June 25th, 2009 6:04 pm ET

She will be missed. I know she is in God's arms now without any pain or suffering. I commend her for her brave battle as I am a cancer survivor and I understand her silent pain. To her family my heartfelt thoughts and prayers. Rest assured you will see her again.


Dodie ~ California   June 25th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

I just noticed 25 minutes ago that Michael Jackson has been rushed to UCLA hospital and is in respiratory arrest. The paramedics are performing CPR on him.


Karen C   June 25th, 2009 6:13 pm ET

I always enjoyed watching anything Farrah Fawcett acted in. She is only 10 years older than I am and a fellow native Texan as well. I always aspired to meet her one day in person as I loved her bubbly personality and captivating smile too. I bought one of her Farrah Fawcett signed "faucets" when they were being sold to the public, I bought her namesake shampoo and hair spray, and I also "purchased" an inch of Corpus Christi property with a framed certificate denoting Farrah lived on this property. I was one of her fans and thats what fans do for the people they are fans of, purcahse their endorsed products. Of course, I grew up and had children of my own but I still followed Farrah's career on tv and in the tabloids. Rest in peace beautiful lady–we will miss you here on earth. Redmond, we are all praying for you and Ryan too.


kimberly nealis   June 25th, 2009 6:14 pm ET

I too remember Farrah on Charlie's Angels when I was a girl, admiring her good looks and talent. I'm 40 years old now, I had a mild scare when I was told I had to have pre-cancerous polyps removed but when I saw how phenomenal Farrah was in her public fight that made me more aware of my strengths and weekness's. Farrah thank you for helping to encourage me not to be scared anymore. My condolences as well, Ryan I know you been with Farrah forever and still she will be with you forever.. Always Farrah will be remembered!!

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Margie   June 25th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

I thought that there is this curse that it happens in three's. I was wondering what celebrity would be in the next couple of days...TMZ (TMZ.com) just reported that Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest. SHOCKING! and so SAD!


Vicki MacKenzie   June 25th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

It is very sad that Farrah Fawcett died so young. Would her life have been saved if she had had a colectomy?


maria ocampo   June 25th, 2009 6:20 pm ET

it sadden me she passed away, as i child watching charlie angels. i admire her very much. She is and always be the most beautiful woman on the plant , with the most tenderness smile i will always remeber her. i wish her family find peace eith in them


shaun   June 25th, 2009 6:23 pm ET

Farrah was truly a American beauty as well as a icon but more than that she was a great person. I never knew her but like so many others fell in love with that gorgeous smile. GOD bless you Farrah I will see you in heaven one day. shaunyd


Patricia Hoover   June 25th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Farrrah. As a young child she inspired me in several ways. Her outside beauty and her soft spoken voice. I new she was always just as beautiful in the inside and the out. I watched her recent program she had of her life battle and was so impressed with her as a person. Rest in Peace Farrah you are a beautiful person that will never be forgotten.


Dodie ~ California   June 25th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

Larry: Will you also be giving a tribute to Michael Jackson. I understand he died today at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from a heart attack. The doctors at that hospital are probably one of the best in the world. Very sad. He was a gifted musician!


Laurie   June 25th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

God Bless Farrah. I will surely miss her, I have idiolized her for as long as I can remember. She is now with the angels.


Dodie ~ California   June 25th, 2009 6:34 pm ET

Larry:

Will you be giving a tribute to Michael Jackson as I understand he died today resulting from a heart attack. He was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which has one of the best medical staff in the world.

He was a very gifted musician! His album “Thriller” was one of my all time favorites!


GREG   June 25th, 2009 6:39 pm ET

FARRAH Brought SUNSHINE TO SO MANY.
Tomorrow the sun will shine, and I will think of Farrah, as she is with the rest of the HEAVENLY ANGELS.
Thank you for the JOY !
LOVE,GREG in TEXAS


julie a   June 25th, 2009 6:41 pm ET

I am so sad to hear abot Farrah's passing. She was such a brave woman battling this horrible disease. She is free from pain and at peace. God bless her and her family.


Vanilda Samico   June 25th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

I have much admiration for her . The role in Charles Angel, nobody can forget, and also other movies. She faced death with a lot of dignity.

" REST IN PEACE '


Mark Johnson   June 25th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

What a beautiful women, so sad her life has been cut short.


Mattie   June 25th, 2009 7:27 pm ET

I will remember this beautiful Angel. She will be missed and remember by so many people.

I was sad to read that she did not win the battle here on earth, but, she shown all of us not to give up the fight. Technology is learning more and more on how to heal people from cancer, but God is the ultimate healer. He has given the physcians the wisdom they need to fight this disease.

May we all remember that she was God's child first, a daughter, a wife, and a mother. I pray that her family and friends find some comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering.

God bless you all.


Sharon Baseley   June 25th, 2009 7:35 pm ET

How sad to lose such a classy and dignified actress to such a horrible diesease. She was an icon of the 1970's along with David Carradine, Ed McMahon, and Micheal Jackson. My generation has suffered great losses in the last few weeks. My heart goes out to Ryan, the love of her life, her son Redmond as well as the rest of her family, friends and fans. Her lovely smile will be greatly missed.


cljmyers   June 25th, 2009 7:43 pm ET

Farrah will always be remembered as a beautiful and talented actress.
I just loved that lady and her beautiful smile. Her role in "The Burning Bed" was a remarkable movie. I will see it again! God bless her family and may she rest in peace.

Farrah we love you!!!!!!!!!!!


johnny   June 25th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

what a classy lady. i just cant help but think that she got more beautiful with age. what a sad day.


Jill Kerofsky   June 25th, 2009 7:51 pm ET

Was truely saddened to hear about Farrah dying. I know she fought so hard to fight cancer but I know she is in heaven wwith her savior.


Jill K   June 25th, 2009 7:54 pm ET

So sad to her life has cut to an end. Such a lovly person inside and out. My prayers for her son and Ryan and others in the family as they deal with their loss.


Andy Galan   June 25th, 2009 7:56 pm ET

Oh my, how can I forget her!!! I actually 'drew' her on our English III Classroom blackboard. It was a free for all day and the teacher Mrs. Cecilia Allen just allowed us to have a field day for a change! It was a wonderful and memorable day for me in high school.


katie   June 25th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

I am saddened to hear of the death of Farrah Fawcett. She fought a courageous fight. May she rest in peace.

I was taken aback to hear that Larry King Live would be dismissing a tribute to her due to Michael Jackson's death. That is sad, too, but there should be a tribute to both.


Tammy Lynn   June 25th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

Larry, please don't let Michael Jackson's passing overshadow the passing of this beautiful woman! She taught us to look beyond her outside to see the talent she had on the inside. She was grace and beauty to the very end...God Bless Farrah and my thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones.


Merrill Tepper   June 25th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

Farrah Fawcett, the beautiful name, sexy hair, and never ending brilliant smile. This woman was the ultimate icon and most beatiful woman in the world then and now. I will always remember her beauty that shined from within. Farrah was a fighter, an inspriration to other cancer sufferers. It is sad that God wanted her home with him too soon. You cannot believe she passed away ,seems so shocking although ,we all knew it was going to happen soon. I sincerely believe Ms. Fawcett is now with her mom and sister in heaven. Free from pain and fear. I will never forget our beautiful Farrah.


Elizabeth   June 25th, 2009 8:03 pm ET

It was hard to find her gone today. I am fighting another cancer type, but was encouraged by her batter. I will continue to be encouraged as long as I can stay here. God bless Farrah


JC   June 25th, 2009 8:06 pm ET

It is a sad day for the entire world. We have lost 2 great entertainers today. I just hope that Farrah will not be forgotten today as news of Michael Jackson's passing is broadcast. They were both loved by many, so lets not forget about either one of them. Also the passing of Ed McMahon..What an ubelievable week.

RIP Ed, Farrah and Michael


Joyce   June 25th, 2009 8:08 pm ET

Within the past hour I heard Larry King state that his show tonight originally was scheduled to focus on Farrah Fawcett; however, Michael Jackson's death has made Farrah's death "old news." So tonight his show will focus on Michael Jackson rather than on Farrah.

Mr. King: I have often thought you to be shallow and now I have had that verified. Ms. Fawcett handled her illness with dignity and deserves better than this. Shame on you! You need to make quick and sincere apologies.

There will be one less person turning in to Mr. King's show tonight and in the future: Me!


Janet Talley   June 25th, 2009 8:13 pm ET

I hate that Farrah Fawcett will not get the coverage she deserves because of Michael Jackson.


Kelli   June 25th, 2009 8:14 pm ET

Larry,

I don't know if you read these but, I can't believe you're bumping Farrah for Michael. Can't you have a two hour show with an hour dedicated to each? This is a very sad day for American pop culture. Can't CNN make an exception?!


Darcy   June 25th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

Don't you dare cut Farrah out.

Two deaths in one day – don't let MJ take this woman's spotlight. Why not share the information on both. Farrah deserves to have her story told.


laurie   June 25th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

You are wrong to push the tribute to Farrah aside in favor of Jackson.
He was just a weirdo, made up of nothing substantial, fabricated by marketers. Farrah was the real deal...a woman who struggled with beauty and fame and became much more.....

Think about how you are falling into the molasses...we really need the Farrah story.


mary glynn stelmack   June 25th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

i am so sad that farrah has lost the battle but she won the war as far as am concerned. Farrah showed that she was more than just a beautiful woman she was a class act with bravery and courage. from all i have seen from her specials and reading she had a relationship with jesus and she is indeed gone to be with god. May the doctors take what they have learned and help others. I pray for her family and hope that the press will respect them at this time.
I am sure redmond o neal will probably never see this but hey dude turn it around and Live your mama fought so hard it is time that you reach down and fight your demons you can redeem the time and still have a life that makes a difference Like she did


Roberta Gallant   June 25th, 2009 8:18 pm ET

In the CNN News today, I heard that Farrah Fawcett
died of some type of cancer. Sorry to hear that she
passed away. I wish the best for her. to go right
to Heaven with Jesus now.


Randy, Coppell TX   June 25th, 2009 8:18 pm ET

Larry – wathcing your comments just now on Michael Jackson were incredible disrespectful to Farrah Fawcett and those mourning her loss today. To say that this "makes her passing a thing of the past" and "blows that story out of the water".... Pathetically disrespectful.


Lana Michigan   June 25th, 2009 8:19 pm ET

Well I had been looking forward to going home and tuning into your program tonight and I just received a comment that you are now going to not speak on Farrah due to the death of Michael Jackson?! I hope this is not true because I will never watch Larry King again if this is true. A Micheal Jackson tribute would be wonderful..... tomorrow. The passing of Michael Jackson is just heartbreaking but the scheduled show for Farrah should not be cancelled because of his death. His tribute can be done another day.


Sharon Evans   June 25th, 2009 8:20 pm ET

So sad to hear about Farrah Fawcett's passing. She was so beautiful, talented and very brave to have battled her cancer so openly. God Bless you Farrah and my condolences to Ryan, Redmond and the rest of her family.

Now to reference Larry King....I told my husband that when Michael Jackson died...that you would drop Farrah Fawcett. Wow...so typical of Hollywood and for that matter...can you say ratings....Shame on you!!!!!
If you are focusing on JUST Michael Jackson tonight....I will NOT be watching. Yes his death was a surprise...but Farrah fought the good fight and she handled it with dignity not mention her bravery. That is what should be focused on tonight. Unbelievable....shame, shame, shame on you Larry King!!!!!!


Mary B. Goouch   June 25th, 2009 8:25 pm ET

Farrah Fawcett's death was expected and Larry King did a marvellous tribute show to her recently. There are very few entertainers who have
had the immense influence in music that Michael Jackson had in his life.
Calling Mr. King "shallow" is not appropriate. Mr. King does not make the only decisions regarding the content of his shows.
Michael Jackson's sudden death at the age of 50 is huge news!


becky   June 25th, 2009 8:28 pm ET

As we all know not only has Farrah passed away, Michael Jackson has too passed away. Larry King has pushed Farrah to the side to pay tribute to Michael. That has to be one of the most disrespectful things I have ever heard. Shame on you Larry, for putting one human being above another.


gina   June 25th, 2009 8:40 pm ET

I am very sad to hear about the passing of Miss Fawcett. I remember watching her on Charlie's Angels with my sisters when I was a child. I used to pretend I was her out of the three of them. I also loved her in the Burning Bed. She made a stand across the world for battered and beaten women. She will be missed and my prayers go out to her family.


Jean-Marc   June 25th, 2009 8:48 pm ET

I do hope tonight show is about Farrah Fawcett.


di   June 25th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

it was a true battle what she went threw lost my mother to kidney cancer a year ago, ryan was their for her as my sisters was their for my mom, it has the hardest thing to say goodbye to a person you love, the grief sticks with you forever you think about them everyday good bless ryan and redmond for their loss today di


Ken Gulko   June 25th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

I FEEL SORRY FOR RYAN AND WHAT HE HAS GONE THROUGH.
I GREW UP WITH RYAN AND WENT TO jUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND PART OF HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER. MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO RYAN.
KEN GULKO


Cuqui&Georgie   June 25th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

I am am sad to hear that she has pass on but she is in a better place, no more pain and living in peace. She was a fighter and I was so bless to hear about her because when ever she was interview she was very positive and what came out of her mouth was life even if in her body she was going through a battle. She has been an inspiration to many and I know she left a legacy. My prayers go to her love ones and I hope that they celebrate her because she is not in their past but in their future.


Kelly   June 25th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

I am saddened by Farrah's passing and even more saddened that it happened on the same day as Micheal Jackson death (shocking)! I feel terrible that Farrah will not get her due respect because of Michael's passing. Even, you, Larry, said you would "make mention" of Farrah's death on your show tonight which was supposed to be about Farrah but her story was being "pushed aside" due to the more important story of Michael's death. How awful for Farrah and her loved one. I realize Michael was an icon but so was Farrah. One in the 80's and one in the 70's. I grew up listening to Michael Jackson and remembering rushing home from high school to watch Thriller on MTV in 1984. AND I remember loving Charlie's Angels too. They both deserve to be memorialized and Farrah deserves more than a "mention".


tim   June 25th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Larry- I do not envy you with trying to choose which story to cover tonight. In any event, I trust you to be the professional journalist that I, like many others ,have trusted over these many years. Each person that passed today will be missed for their contributions. Surely one death will not overshadow another for each had some admirable traits and and their talents will be missed. God speed to both of them and comfort for the ones they left behind.


Ivi   June 25th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

My heartfelt sympathies to Farrah's family and friends. Her public courage to share her story is an inspiration for generations to come. I was a fan of her work over the past 30+ years and am saddened that such a great talent has been lost to us all. With the deepest respect, I will say a prayer for all who mourn and to the memory of a beautiful, classy lady. God speed,


Matthew Sulkala   June 25th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

I loved Farah and with Mr. Jackson passing this is a true moment in American history. We shall always rememberm them. God bless.


Theresa   June 25th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Larry, so you think that since Farrah was ill and we knew she was going to die. you scrap her for Michael Jackson and just nonchalantly say that we'll do it another time? You have lost another viewer.


Del   June 25th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

She was a truly one of my favorites. Very sadden by her passing. My prayers for her family and friends.


Kathy   June 25th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Sadness I feel for the family. Farrah was a sweet, strong fighter to the end. I prayed for her this morning on my way to work not knowing she had passed. I prayed to Mother Mary if there was not to be a miracle to take her so she would not suffer no more. She is with our heavenly father now.
Peace to her and her family.


Lisa   June 25th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

I totally disagree with a comment about- that Micheal's passing is is more important then Farrah's NOT= only media wise since Micheal had more controversy. Farrah was a dignified person, as shown in her own documentary about her strength and faith and determination. I assume if Farrah's life would have been as controversial as Michaels she would be all over the news tonight. She is at peace now and in no more pain. Condolensces to the family and I hope her son takes the right path and does his mother proud. God Bless You Farrah. To your true fans, Micheal will not overshadow your class.


Jane   June 25th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I feel sad to hear that Farrah passed away. She is one of my favourite actress and I know that Farrah is now in a better place.


andres Santa   June 25th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

No matter what farra was an icon for the lates 70s and earlys 80s genrations, i grew up seen her at charlie´s angels, i´ll never forget her, she was beatiful, inteligent and learn to fight for diferents causes
rest in peace


Caroline   June 25th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr Ryan O'neal and family at this very difficult time.
Farrah was so courageous with her fight to beat this horrible disease.
Her legacy will be her undying love for her family which was so prominent in the incredible "Farrahs Story"
She was a beautiful lady inside and out.
She will be truly missed and never forgotten.


Dennis Koltz   June 25th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I am saddened by Farrah's death. I remember her as an adolescent and teenager. She deserves just as much time on your show or even more, because of her courage to help others, who are dealing with a severe illness. What good has Jackson done to help humanity in the last 10 years?


Rick Crist   June 25th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Farrah was an incredible person. I still have my notebook with that famous swimsuit pose from the 70's. The way she dealt with her health issues publicly will help many others. I'm glad that her pain is over now.


Cathie   June 25th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

AND ...................... it is about Micheal?.


patty   June 25th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Farrah Fawcett. I have always been a fan. I was in junior high school when 'Charlie's Angels' was popular: myself & 2 friends called ourselves Charlie's Angels (I was Sabrina, but wanted to be Jill). I work for the TSA at LAX and had the privledge of meeting Ms. Fawcett last year on one of her trips to Germany. She was very nice & gracious (and just as beautiful as ever). I pray that God wraps His loving arms around her family & friends.


Jean Liebe   June 25th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Hi Larry,

Just wanted to say I realize Michael Jackson has been no 1 forever and that his sudden death is memorized to millions. I'm feeling that Farrah Fawcett kind of got shoved to the side. The lady fought so hard and long to live and fight her cancer and yes she was mentioned, but her family hurts as much as Michael Jackson. I just feel bad for her and her family being it was such a long fight. I send my condolences to both families but especially to Ryan and Redman.


Toni   June 25th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

At 41 years of age all I can remember as a child is pretending to be one of charlies angels and it was always farah fawcetts role I would dream of. May she be in a better place and have no more suffering. As for us...another icon gone and will be missed.


maggie   June 25th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

I am so sorry to hear about michael jackson death and also Farrah Fawsett. It is a very sad day especially since i have recently loss my Grant aunt who raised from a child but i know tomorrow will be a better dayfor most of us


Cathie   June 25th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

A wonderul woman has crossed over – yes, Micheal too – how about fair?


Marisa   June 25th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

So sad... Her documentary moved me. I realized then and there what a strong and powerful woman she really was. Her fight to beat cancer was inspiring. Thank you Farrah for letting see that side of you, and for educating us by showing us the whole process of trying to fight cancer.


rhonda   June 25th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

40 something viewer ..it saddened me and made me a little sick to hear larry king on tv saying he was going to mention Farrah but micheal was a bigger story ..why not split the time with both famlies ..you have lost this viewer and im sure many others will feel the same .


Charlene Maillet   June 25th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

We will remember this beautiful Angel forever. Her Hair, Her Smile, Her Beauty, Her Fame ...
We will grow stronger and educate ourselves even more to fight this haunting disease called .
Farrah's memory will remain with us forever. God Bless Her Soul.. May she ~ RIP ~ and breath healthy air for Eternity... and find Happiness in a Better World :o) HEAVEN ~ Charlene ~


Charlene Maillet   June 25th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

We will remember this beautiful Angel forever. Her Hair, Her Smile, Her Beauty, Her Fame …
We will grow stronger and educate ourselves even more to fight this haunting disease called
Farrah’s memory will remain with us forever. God Bless Her Soul.. May she ~ RIP ~ and breath healthy air for Eternity… and find Happiness in a Better World ) HEAVEN ~ Charlene ~


Dennis Reagan   June 25th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

I cannot believe that two of the greatest icons of my generation have passed away today. I feel that Mr. King should have done as promised to devote his show to Farrah. If you want to show your devotion you would have an extended Larry King devoting equal time to these incredible icons. If you did say that Michael Jackson's passing made Farrah's death old news – you need to apologize for such a shameless and hurtful remark. I am going to find a different news source and will boycott CNN and especially Larry King.


Lisa   June 25th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

The passing of both Farrah & Michael within hours of one another shouldn't shadow over the other – please give Farrah equal time celebrating her life as well as Michael's life. They both have left our lives today – both were awesome in their own right.


Keasha   June 25th, 2009 11:33 pm ET

Ms. Farrah Fawcett will be deeply missed she was a great actress and we will miss that . Her family are in my prayers. She's in a better place now. She is truely loved. I will love to see more remembering for her also.


Patrick Thornton   June 25th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

I feel sad that Farrah and Michael died today. Michael was the king of pop, no question. But, I second the sentiment of some other comments. All the discussion today is perhaps rightly about Michael, but PLEASE do a show on Farrah in the next couple days! She also deserves to have her life, career and her courage celebrated.


TC   June 25th, 2009 11:48 pm ET

You may not believe that Farrah was a great actress, but she really was. She acted like a dum blonde on Charlie Angels and she did it so well that people believed that, this was how she really was, but they were wrong. No matter what you may think of her. You must give her respect for her strength, her will to live, and how she fought to the end. I heard a song a few weeks ago and had wish that I could of sent it to Farrah, it is called It's Not Over. If you get the chance listen to it, because there is not a true're statment made like the one it gives.
To Farrah's family my prayers are with you during this hard time. Farrah played and angle, and now she is one. We will miss you


Traci   June 25th, 2009 11:48 pm ET

I was too young to remember Farrah on "Charlie's Angels," but I always remembered her from her movies. The first movie that I saw her in was "The Burning Bed" and that movie truly impacted my life. Her performance was phenomenal. These phenomenal performances continued with "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Extremities." I was always connected to her vulnerability that was displayed in these roles, but her amazing battle with cancer showed that she wasn't that vulnerable at all. She was a fighter. She was truly strong. She was beautiful inside and out, and now she can rest. Heaven is very fortunate today. God Bless you and your family!!!


Cecille   June 25th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

Goodbye to ayou pretty Angel!! May your soul rest in Peace.... My prayers and warm condolences to the family.


Mary B. Goouch   June 25th, 2009 11:59 pm ET

I made a comment earlier. However, I want to add a few remarks because of the outrage that so many have about what they feel is a slight to the memory of Miss Fawcett.
Farrah Fawcett was extremely brave in the final years of her life and if you saw the documentary that was made of her struggle you could see how she has become an inspiration to all of us.
There have been many comments made, not about Farrah Fawcett, but about the emphasis tonight on the death of Michael Jackson.
If there had been the death of a person who was deemed more influential than Michael Jackson then Jackson's death would have taken a secondary role.
Let's put this into perspective. Would newspapers all over the world report the death of Farrah Fawcett on the front page? No!
Even on the front page of VARIETY the death of Farrah Fawcett is the third topic.
Like it or not – the death of Michael Jackson has had an enormous impact on people all over the world because of the huge influence his music made on so many other artists and his fans.
Anderson Cooper just did a tribute to Farrah Fawcett that was both dignified and appropriate.


Tara- Cols, Ohio   June 26th, 2009 12:02 am ET

I am sadden by the lost of Farrah Fawcett today. She showed true courage and bravery throughout her life. She will be truly missed. Heaven got a brand new angel. Hollywood lost the one of the greats actress.

May God be with her family and friends with this tough time.

May God be with Michael Jackson's family and friends. He was very talented artist, that changed pop culture era. Remember him by his talent and music not his scandals.


Bobby Clark   June 26th, 2009 12:10 am ET

Farrah was not only talented but beautiful and she had such a wonderful smile and charm about her. Such a sad loss for us all as we followed her career and watched her grow as an Actress that was evident in her role in The Burning Bed.

She will be missed.

Our deepest sympathies to the family and all her dear friends and fans.

Bobby Clark Band


scott   June 26th, 2009 12:22 am ET

she was the first "pin-up" idol i had at the age of 13. i followed her career, the ups and downs and was overall impressed that there was always a striving in her for growth and betterment. she should be an inspiration to all of us. i don't think her road was without its challenges. i pray peace for you angel.


Karen   June 26th, 2009 12:41 am ET

I was very sad this morining to hear of Farrah's death and I still feel sad. She had a great impact on a lot of lives, especially during her illness. While I am also sorry about M.J. I am dissappointed somewhat that he is dominating CNN....I would have liked to see more coverage about her and her life. RIP to both of them and God bless and keep them; my thoughts and prayers go to thier families.


Kristin   June 26th, 2009 12:51 am ET

As a cancer survivor and thriver I want to say Farrah fought the fight and has made all of us proud. She was beauty inside and out. She has shown true courage in her fight. Her suffering has ended and she is now cancer free and pain free, in a good place and in God's arms she will rest. I pray that her family and friends can move on always remembering their "angel" and that they take Farrah's momentum in fighting this horrible disease and help raise more awareness that a cure for cancer must be found! God rest your beautiful and sweet soul. You will always be our very special Angel.


lisa decamp   June 26th, 2009 1:14 am ET

I was real sadden by the passing of Farrah, Fawcett, I was more shocked at the death of MIchal Jacksons death, my heart and thoughts ,prayers go out to both families. My biggest problem is that because michal death was un expected, everyone in this world forget about the legucey that Farrah left behind and everyone is making more of a big deal out of Michals death then Farrah's She was a ture Angle and god took her to soon. as for Michial well god is the only one that knows why he took him. the rest of can guess as to why Michial was taken off the eath earth. May to rut in hell.


Gwen   June 26th, 2009 1:22 am ET

I think that the whole Farrah Fawcett thing is being overshadowed by the Micheal Jackson thing. As much as i love micheal Jackson and am totally sad and dissapointed i will never be able to see one of his concert as a younger generation, Farrah Fawcett has been fighting and fighting her anal cancer for a while and this is ocward to me to see Micheal and Farrah both dieing and Farrah not even being mentioned a little bit on news reports. I love micheal jackson's work, dont think i dont, and may him and Farrah rest in peace.


Flora   June 26th, 2009 1:23 am ET

So Farrah is old news because of M. J.? How wonderful for her family. You could have easily have split the hour. Wouldn't it be ironic, larry, if you died on the same day that Walter Cronkite died, hours before he did? Guess whose death would be the bigger story–the man who announced to the world that JFK had died, or the man who chooses sensationalism over anything else because of ratings? I wonder what your family would say if Joy Behar, or whomever is your replacement for the night, will say? But then I may be wrong. A channel whose sistter network devotes time every hour to asking people who have no personal connection whatever to the story being discussed what their views are not doing their job of presenting us with the news. Flora, 33


Carol   June 26th, 2009 1:27 am ET

I'm done with CNN. Tonight was suppose to be about Farrah and she's been tossed aside because Michael Jackson died a few hours after her. Farrah has fought a long painful battle with a horrible disease and deserves at least equal time. I am deeply saddened for Farrah's family and friends. I've been in their shoes and know they are absolutely shell shocked after watching her fight for 3 long years and finally lose the battle. It is completely disrespectful to them that CNN has chosen to mention Farrah as a side note and give all of the attention to Michael. While Michael Jackson was an American icon so was Farrah. It is a shame that the media would give this kind of attention to someone of such questionable character and slight a beautiful, good person like Farrah. Im sure Farrah's soul is at peace. We can only hope that Michael has that same peace.


D J Pfab   June 26th, 2009 1:41 am ET

R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett - you're really & truly an angel, now.


lyn   June 26th, 2009 2:23 am ET

I never really paid any attention to Farrah until the "Burning Bed" as I was being beaten up at the same year that the movie came out. I saw that show and knew that I had to phone someone to save me or I would end up exactly the same way. I heard that Farrah was dying of cancer and I knew that now her struggle was real and was praying for her every night. She is now at peace. God Bless Ryan and Redmond..She is without pain anymore.


Wiggles528   June 26th, 2009 2:36 am ET

I luved MJ-luved Jackson 5 and Michael was the Greatest- however he has gotten all the play today and tonight and people seem to forget the brave fight that Farrah Fawcett fought and the never failing courage she showed. She was my 70's icon- had her hair but could never have her beauty or her body. She was beloved by men and women and I think that needs to be recognized. I know MJ is going to dominate all news stations but don't you think Larry King should give her some respect and pay tribute to her courageous battle?? I feel very sad and hurt that she has been put on the back burner – not right.Please pay tribute to her on your show. She deserves it. U spent hours on MJ – why not some time for Farrah – she was every bit as much an icon as he was.


Wiggles528   June 26th, 2009 2:41 am ET

I see many others are upset that u pushed Farrah aside tonight. U should be ashamed. U knew her. Let all the other stations cover MJ- he has already had way too much press and time. Time for the brave beauty to get her time. Please do the Farrah tribute Friday night – many people are going to mad and hurt if you don't. And shame on you if you don't. How do you think this makes her family and close friends feel? Barbara Walters did her interview with Ryan tonight – she seems to be the only one that cares that Farrah died.


johnf   June 26th, 2009 2:44 am ET

Too much drugs booze fawcwett oneil known cocaine alchol big abusers equal death look at him alcholic drug abuser hes mess


anna Tn   June 26th, 2009 2:50 am ET

I think Farrah Fawcett was so beautifull,and gracefull just like princess Diana.I am saddend by this.My dad died of cancer when I was nine and I know the pain,but I also think that God needs angles with him and that is what my dad was and is and so was and is Farrah Fawcett.


carol kesling   June 26th, 2009 3:02 am ET

god bless ryan and redmond !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! farrah was a beautiful person, she will be missed by very many !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am sorry ryan and her could not get married like he planned before her death..... she is trully at peace tonite......... god bless ......


Marcia   June 26th, 2009 3:19 am ET

The program Farrah did about her battle with cancer was so raw, so real. What really saddens me is how much she wanted to live, how much pain she endured. She was a fighter, not a quitter.

Life can be so cruel sometimes!! 62 years old seems so young these days. I do hope that her son Redmond and Ryan O'Neal find peace, and that Redmond especially gets himself on the right road once and for all.


Marte   June 26th, 2009 3:44 am ET

Dear Larry:
We could see your confliction of doing the original story as planned on Farrah death/life, and then prempting it in place of Michael's death/life.

I do not see why both could not have been given a place of honor? rather than one over the other. It would have been nice to see you stand your ground and divide the show between the two.

Our thoughts and prayers are with both of their families and friends. May they rest in peace.


Steffi   June 26th, 2009 5:34 am ET

She was such a beautiful person.... on the inside and outside! She was brave, she fought, she didn't give up... and now a true angel went back home to heaven!


Dave   June 26th, 2009 6:56 am ET

I'll alaways miss you Farrah – love you !!!! and,, a very Special Thank You to former Angel – Jackyln Smith who stayed by Angel Farrah thru out the whole Ordeal,,, Jackyln Smith if you read this – TAHNK YOU very Much for doing everything that you did for our Angel Farrah,,, Thank You so very very much Jackyln Smith, you too are an ANGEL !!!! Dave – kansas city missouri


PAt M   June 26th, 2009 8:49 am ET

Truly one of TV's greatest stars. She will be missed.


Roberta Gallant   June 26th, 2009 9:22 am ET

I have watched Farrah Fawcett in Angeles on television.
Farrah Fawcett was an excellent actress on the air waves.


Linda   June 26th, 2009 11:54 am ET

Larry, I thought you were very insensitive yesterday when you said you cancelled the Farrah Fawcett segment of your show because of the death of Micheal Jackson. You then went on to say that she was a thing of the past already.

Did you ever consider that her family and friends could have been watching when you made that cold statement? I was absolutely horrified.

Toronto


Donna   June 26th, 2009 12:41 pm ET

I have been a loyal fan of Larry King (and CNN) for years. However, today I find myself very angry and saddened by the way Larry King dismissed the death of Farrah Fawcett like she was nobody!!! When I heard early Thursday morning that Farrah had passed on, I immediately went to your website. I noticed then that Larry had planned a SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO FARRAH on his show for that evening and I was planning on watching because I knew that the show would be wonderful and dignified. Of course as everyone now knows, that all changed late Thursday afternoon with the sudden tragic death of Michael Jackson. Although I can understand the conflict that occured with this untimely death; I am appalled that Larry King suddenly became caught up in the hype and dismissed Farrah Fawcett. I can expect tabloid hype from many media sources but I never thought that I would see Larry King become one of these!! I honestly don't know if I can ever watch him again with any amount of respect. How ironic that Larry King thought that Farrah's death was important enough to devote an entire segment to it until something BETTER AND JUICIER came along. I notice that Larry's Friday show is a tribute to Michael Jackson; maybe he can spare 5 minutes for Farrah. I sincerely hope that Larry King acknowledges the fact that many loyal watchers of his show (I among them) will never look at him in the same light over this matter. I hope that he apologizes to his viewers and especially to all of Farrah's family and friends. I am truly disappointed in Larry King.
Donna, Calgary


angela   June 26th, 2009 12:50 pm ET

Farrah has been the most beautiful woman in the world.. so charming and smart. She has been brave fighting her cancer.
You'll be always into my heart.
I've grow up with Charlie's Angel and now.. I'm very sad for this terrible news. She died.
rest in peace dear wonderful Farrah.


Steve   July 8th, 2009 1:03 am ET

Michael's music was his legacy.He was one of the great ones.He will be missed.


Veronique   July 15th, 2009 9:24 am ET

Why the heck was Farrah sidestepped like that?
(And not just on the day of the originally planned airing, but consistently since MJ's death – so consistently, in fact, that I've stopped watching LKL. I have nothing against Michael Jackson, I admire him very much- but... come on!)

Donna said it best: she was pushed aside "like she was nobody" – and this following her DEATH, no less.

Shame, shame on you, LKL team!


JetRanger   July 15th, 2009 11:05 am ET

To the production manager at LKL and the Producer – YOUR FIRED ~!


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