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June 29, 2009

Funeral for Farrah Fawcett set for Tuesday

Posted: 08:02 AM ET

A private funeral service for actress Farrah Fawcett will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles, California, according to her publicist.

The family did not release any details about who would deliver the eulogy or how many people have been invited.

Fawcett, the blonde actress whose best-selling poster and "Charlie's Angels" stardom made her one of the most famous faces in the world, died Thursday. She was 62, and had been battling anal cancer on and off for three years.

Fawcett's beauty - her gleaming smile was printed on millions of posters - initially made her famous. But she later established herself as a serious actress. She starred as a battered wife in the 1984 TV movie "The Burning Bed."

She appeared on stage as a woman who extracts vengeance from a would-be rapist in William Mastrosimone's play "Extremities," a performance she reprised on film in 1986.

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Dr Eucharia Onwubiko Nwaichi O   June 29th, 2009 8:51 am ET

The priest performed the holy matrimony between interesting 'white' and 'black', nutured them, ........... and here he takes a bow out! I wonder – Michael Jackson, the Pop Lord, they call him. Is is a permanent exit? 'Mr Personal Physician', answer me, I pray thee. The puzzle, mmhh, the fate of the marriage? A new priest? Again, I Wonder!

Eucharia
(From Nigeria)


Kirin Mirza   June 29th, 2009 9:33 am ET

Farrah Fawcett, like her female predecessors Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy, continued the trend of women imitating the hairstyles and fashions of celebrities, when she shot to fame on the silver screen with her golden mane and twenty megawatt smile. Like many icons of America, she will never be replicated.There will alway be one Farrah Fawcett, one fiesty 'Charlie's angels' who walked away from an iconic show into eternal pop culture history. She is forever to be remembered for her bravery to go it alone after leaving a hit show, to her bravery in the face of cancer.RIP farrah!


mdb   June 29th, 2009 10:05 am ET

REST IN PEACE FARRAH MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU & YOUR FAMILY ~ MAY YOU FIND ENTERNAL REST ~ GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL YOU WILL BE MISSED !!


Diane   June 29th, 2009 11:29 am ET

Did Farah pass away? A person would never know given the CNN frenzy over Michael Jackson. Lets move on please. There is lots of news happening in this world every minute so why all the time spent on a very unbalanced singer.
Diane


Sandi   June 29th, 2009 12:01 pm ET

It is so sad that Farrah's battle with this terrible disease which takes so many loved ones away from us and still there is no cure, was lost. But the fact that Michael Jackson basically over dosed on prescription medicine and primarly killed himself seems more news worthy than a woman who had the battle of life time, chose to fight every day of her life and to make others aware, stronger and courageous to be able to Fight the Fight has been ignored. We should find a cure for Cancer and stop rewarding drug addicts.


BVN   June 29th, 2009 2:08 pm ET

Mr. King,

I am disappointed that you didn't give Miss Fawcett the memorial hour that she was due last Thursday, June 25th; instead you put her on the back burner and did one of many exposes on Michael Jackson. I don't know how many others feel as I do about this but to rectify the situation, you SHOULD do one tomorrow night because of the fact that Miss Fawcett's funeral will be held earlier in the day.


eJay   June 29th, 2009 2:52 pm ET

@ Diane, even you can't talk Farrah Fawcett without mentioning Micheal Jackson.


mandi   June 29th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

I guess sarah facette was perfect no one seems to say anything bad about her because one she is white and two she is not black


gladys farrell toronto, canada   June 29th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

i too am disappointed on the coverage of farrah fawcett. he story of her struggle with cancer was an award winning documentary which reveled her personal struggle to help others shld be acknowledged. rest in peace farrah


arlyn tapp   June 29th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

On Thursday morning there were tributes to Farrah Fawcett all morning after her passing was announced..
Come the afternoon we then hear of the demise of Michael Jackson...And Farrah become's a footnote. She to was one of our great Pop Icons of all time. How could you dis her legacy
like like that? Haven't you heard of equal billing??


Antoinette Cameron   June 29th, 2009 6:54 pm ET

I will miss them both terribly. I danced the night away to Michael's music and envied Farrah's beautiful hair. It is a sad time. May they both rest in God's loving Hands as they enter the Kingdom of God.


lucy   June 29th, 2009 7:49 pm ET

Farah Fawcett had good intentions on wanting to film "Farrah's Story". Unfortunately, on editing floor left the lingering questions: What is Anal Cancer? What were the symptons? We so needed Dr. Oz to help us through this one! The credits left out her dearest friend, Alana Stewart....What a true,honest, loyal, & generous friend Alana Stewart was to Farah Fawcett....How very lucky to have such a friend during these most painful months! Kudos! To Farah for having the courage to fight for Privacy in Medical Records! God Bless Farah in her angelic form in Heaven......


Janice Moszynski   June 29th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

I am also dissapointed about the coverage of Farrah Fawcett and how her extreme bravery and courage was overshadowed by another famous celebrities death. As a lung cancer survivor I personally know how difficult it must have been for her to have herself filmed in her own personal documentary, not exposing her beautiful smile, her beautiful hair or her success but her suffering so that everyone would know what cancer is really like and that her suffering might be able to help others. Every person is touched by cancer in some way, so this would have been a good hour to honor someone for their courage and bravery, something we don't do enough of.

I would like to take this time to ask you along with Lori Hope who also posted here if you would do a show on Lung Cancer, the number one cancer killer that know one talks about because of the stigma, how it is deplorably underfunded and acknowledged.

Only recently have their been enough survivors to speak about lung cancer and we hope you will be interested in hearing about us.


dondon2013   June 30th, 2009 1:23 am ET

R.I.P. Sleeping Beauty


Dave   June 30th, 2009 5:43 am ET

Every single News organiztion and reporter has ouright failed on the reporting og the Great Farrah Fawcett and her life- failed, these younger generation reporters are absolutely Clueless along with the younger general managers of these news stations !!!! Everyone of you should be outright ashamed of what you've done, I'd FIRE you if any of you worked for me and pulled a stunt like you've pulled, Farrah had a lot of history behind her and about our culture of the past and today,, she was a bright shining star in the 70's & 80's who was doing nothing wrong compared to this jackson creep ! Farrah will trul;y be missed, what I won't miss from now on is these young ignorant reporters and their sleazy news so called news hours,,, no more I'm done watching any cable news period !!!!!


Kim   June 30th, 2009 2:54 pm ET

Farrah Fawcett was a talented and beautiful actress. She had an amazing inspiring spirit during her battle with cancer. Farrah is admired for not only her beauty but her gift and talent of acting. Rest in Peace. My prayers and thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.
We love you Farrah!


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