LOS ANGELES (RPRN) 6/26/2009–Farrah Fawcett, best known for her role as Jill Monroe in “Charlie’s Angels”, could be nominated posthumously as executive producer of Farrah’s Story, up for outstanding nonfiction special. In her lifetime, Fawcett won the Emmy for her role in The Burning Bed, the true story of domestic violence. She has also been nominated six times for the Golden Globe, winning People’s Choice in 1977 for “Charlie’s Angels”.
Fawcett publicly fought anal cancer, which had reportedly moved to her liver, for nearly two-and-a-half years before succumbing to the disease earlier this week. She had gone into remission last year, only to have the cancer return a short while later. Her battles with the disease and choice of experimental treatments in Europe was the subject of two documentary films: A Wing and a Prayer and Farrah’s Story, released last month.
Longtime love Ryan O’Neil and friend Alana Stewart were said to be by her side when she died.
In a statement released yesterday, the American Cancer Society (ACS) said of Farrah Fawcett’s death: “We are saddened at the news of the passing of Farrah Fawcett. Ms. Fawcett served as the American Cancer Society’s chairperson for Women Against Cancer in the early 1980s, appearing in a public service announcement where she encouraged viewers to avoid smoking and get regular cancer checkups. Her public battle against cancer these past few years is a reminder of the work still to be done, and of the toll cancer still takes. Her support of those efforts, and her unique approach to life, will be missed.”
Some information for this report was provided by The L.A. Times.