Actress Farrah Fawcett died Thursday after a three-year battle with cancer. The actress who burst on the scene in the 1970s in the television show Charlie’s Angels was 62.
Fawcett died this morning at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Her long-time partner Ryan O’Neal was at her side.
As People reports:
“She’s gone. She now belongs to the ages,” O’Neal tells PEOPLE. “She’s now with her mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She’s in a better place now.”
Fawcett was discovered while attending the University of Texas. She had a degree in Microbiology.
She met Lee Majors in 1968. They married in 1973. They divorced amid scandal in 1982 after being separated in 1979.
Farrah met her lifetime love Ryan O’Neal in 1981. The couple never married but had a son named Redmond in 1985.
The couple were planning on getting married.
After leaving the show Charlie’s Angels, Fawcett proved her acting ability by taking on gritty dramatic roles. Her portrayal of an abused wife in the 1984 The Burning Bed earned her an Emmy nomination.
Fawcett is survived by her and O’Neal’s son Redmond and her parents.