Farrah Fawcett dies after a long fight with cancer

Actress Farrah Fawcett has died after a long fight with anal cancer at the age of 62.

Fawcett first shot to fame in 1976 playing the role of Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie’s Angels. After Charlie’s Angels, Fawcett moved on to become a critically acclaimed actress, appearing in a number of highly regarded television movies including The Burning Bed, Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story and Margaret Bourke-White.

Although critically acclaimed, Fawcett never managed to land a major award, despite three Emmy nominations and six Golden Globe Award nominations.

Originally married to Lee Majors, in 1982 Fawcett started a relationship with actor Ryan O’Neal, a love that despite never resulting in marriage, saw the pair stay together until the very end. A report earlier this week stated that the pair were to marry, although it’s not clear at this stage whether they managed to tie the knot before the end.

Fawcett was first diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, but went into remission after treatment. Sadly the cancer returned in May 2007, and Fawcett has been seeking treatment, including chemotherapy and embryonic stem-cell treatments since that time.

She is survived her partner Ryan O’Neal, and their son Redmond O’Neal.