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by Bryce J. Renninger
June 25, 2009 8:09 AM
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American Icon: Remembering Farrah Fawcett

Forever known as the feather-haired ass-kicking Jill Munroe of "Charlie's Angels," Farrah Fawcett has lost her battle with cancer today at the age of 62. How the Internet remembers her:

CNN has collected a number of quotes from her family and friends. In a statement to the press, long-time partner Ryan O'Neal says, "After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away. Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world." Tori Spelling remembers, "Farrah was an inspiration to all and had the most amazing spirit. She was one of the kindest, sweetest, and funniest women of I've had the privilege of knowing and I'm proud to have called her a friend." Mourning the loss of his ex-wife's best friend, George Hamilton joined his voice in mourning, "She was the strongest woman I ever met who fought this battle for three years to the end. She never felt sorry for herself, and was the sweetest and kindest lady. I will miss her."

The New York Times obituary calls her a "an actress and television star whose good looks and signature flowing hairstyle influenced a generation of women and, beginning with a celebrated pinup poster, bewitched a generation of men." In the LA Times obituary, Professor Bob Thompson is quoted as saying that her pinup poster "became one of the defining images of the 1970s."

Two bloggers have gone into the YouTube archives and placed the spotlight on some of Farrah's forgotten roles. Spout Blog's Karina Longworth gives a retrospective of Ms. Fawcett's finer forays into camp. Movieline's S.T. Vanairsdale looks back at Farrah's earliest TV moments. Finally, documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald, who directed Fawcett in The Burning Bed, responds to the news at Huffington Post saying, "Her contribution with "The Burning Bed" served to not only to help change laws around the country, but inspired other actress's to 'find their burning bed.'"

2 Comments

  • mustangsallee | June 28, 2009 2:19 AMReply

    The fact that a beautiful talented icon has passed away is terrible. But that fact that this "angel's" death is swept under the rug so that people can mourn a child molester is INSANE. What in the world has happened to the people of this world that they care more about a man made of plastic who sleeps w/children, than a person who brought love, joy and talent to an otherwise strange world. I grew up w/both and I tell you from the bottom of my heart that I would much rather follow in Farrah's footsteps, than those of that child molester. Rest in peace Farrah, you are with the angels now. And we all know that michael is really looking up at her now.

  • eyecarterdouglass | June 25, 2009 8:49 AMReply

    Shh,
    The Lord from above is speaking today.
    Our Heavenly Father He speaks to us every day.

    Shh,
    He says that angels are flying home today.
    Our Heavenly Father calls His angels home every day.

    Today Farrah Fawcett was called home.
    Today our angel sits next to God's Throne.


    Listen,
    Do you hear the raging winds?
    It is our angels blowing kisses, once again.

    Shh,
    do not cry anymore.
    We will see our angels again.

    Shh,
    there is no need for you to shout.
    For our angels can hear the whisper of their name.

    I a little girl,
    some people was only able to touch my heart.
    I a woman,
    only few am able to keep my heart.
    I thank you Farrah Fawcett for inspiring me.
    Go angel and "spread your wings."
    Go angel and in Heaven and breathe once again.

    No more pain.
    No more tears.
    No more sadness.
    No more fears.

    Shh,
    The Lord from above is speaking today.
    Our Heavenly Father He speaks to us every day.

    Shh,
    He says that angels are flying home today.
    Our Heavenly Father calls His angels home every day.

    Today Farrah Fawcett was called home.
    Today our angel sits next to God's Throne.

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