Farrah Fawcett’s Friends Reveal Her Last Words 10 Years after Her Death
Beautiful stage and screen actress, Farrah Fawcett had last words with her friends hours before her death, here’s what she said.
She was an American actress, model, and artist and a good one as she was a four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee.
Farrah Fawcett’s Friends Recall Her Final Days and Her Last Words: ‘Redmond’ https://t.co/R1Swh1nVNt— People (@people) June 19, 2019
Fawcett first rose to international fame when she played the role of a private investigator in the first season of the critically acclaimed television series “Charlie's Angels.”
Fawcett died at 62 years old, on June 25, 2009, and according to a close friend who was with her in her final moments, she had a few things to say. Her good friend Mela Murphy, who remained by her side at St. John’s Health Center in Los Angeles, stated:
“She was saying his name, ‘Redmond,'” that was the last thing she said.”
Redmond is her 34-year-old son who she had with her longtime love Ryan O’Neal, according to People, he had struggled with drug addiction and had been in and out of prison on drug charges which had his ailing mother so worried he was all she could think of as she burned through her last moments.
Happy birthday baby. I love you forever and always pic.twitter.com/Bwo30Sgm24— Ryan O'Neal (@Ryan_O_Neal) February 3, 2017
As reported by People, Fawcett died of anal cancer, and those closest to her remember her as the mom who never stopped trying to save her “emotionally troubled son,” a good friend and a fighter who fought bravely to overcome her illness. Her “Charlie’s Angels” co-star, Jaclyn Smith stated,
“She never gave up; she was relentless in her fight.”
Following her diagnosis in 2006, Fawcett went public which led to the birth of the documentary “Farrah's Story,” which she co-produced with Alana Stewart and later in 2007; she launched the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.
The foundation not only provides funds for HPV-related cancer research, prevention, and education but also offers patient assistance for those in need of it.
Forever 💚 pic.twitter.com/1z5oIP4crD— Ryan O'Neal (@Ryan_O_Neal) June 25, 2015
According to Murphy, her close friend, the days preceding her death were some of the most painful as Fawcett never gave up that she would survive her ordeal. She said:
"Even after the chemotherapy was causing her hair to come out in clumps, and she shaved her head, Farrah wanted to do a photo shoot completely bald.”
Mela Murphy was not the only one who kept vigil by Fawcett’s side in her final moments. However, her longtime lover Ryan O'Neal was also at her side in the hospital, sleeping in a cot right by her side.
Aside from expressing worry over her son’s uncertain future, Fawcett also requested another favor. Murphy said:
"The one thing she told me was she wanted her mother’s ashes in the coffin."
“There was never a day I didn’t love her.”
Fawcett and O’Neal, met and fell in love in 1979 and had a son, Redmond O’Neal, in 1985, but never married.