A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday for "Charlie's Angels" star Farrah Fawcett.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday for "Charlie's Angels" star Farrah Fawcett.

The 1970s icon died Thursday after a long battle with cancer.
She was 62 years old.

In October 2006, Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer, a rare type of cancer in the U.S. On her 60th birthday, she announced she was cancer-free. A few months later, a polyp was found and Fawcett resumed treatment in Germany. As of February 2009, Fawcett has discontinued treatment and is reportedly doing well.
Fawcett is no stranger to cancer, having had her sister die of lung cancer. Her long time on-again, off-again companion, Ryan O'Neil also suffered from leukemia.
Her longtime companion, Ryan O'Neal, and her friend, Alana Stewart, were at her side.

"After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away," O'Neal said in a statement. "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."

Fawcett's Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles is closed to the public and the media.

Fawcett's 24-year-old son Redmond, who is in jail on a pair of drug-related charges is expected to attend the funeral, after a judge granted him permission.
>>left Photo: Farrah Fawcett arrives for the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami in this Aug. 29, 2004, file photo. A representative for Fawcett says she has checked into a Los Angeles hospital. Craig Nevius tells People magazine that the 62-year-old "Charlie's Angels" star, who was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, was hospitalized because of a blood clot that was likely a side effect of treatment she recently had in Germany.

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