Heaven must be greeting an Angel.
Farrah Fawcett died today after a long battle with cancer. She was 62.
The erstwhile Jill Munroe passed away this morning in California surrounded by her longtime partner Ryan O’Neal, and friend Alana Stewart.
“She’s gone. She now belongs to the ages,” O’Neal said. “She’s now with her mother and sister and her God. She’s in a better place now.”
I’ll never forget the time I met Fawcett in 2005, during the MTV VMAs weekend in Miami.
I saw the actress coming down the red carpet at the premiere of The Cookout at the Delano Hotel.
A friend of mine lives for her, so I called him, waited until she got to my position, and handed her my orange phone. She said hello and something or another, and he quite possibly did a back flip at home. She was so gracious about it, which made me appreciate her in a whole new different way.
She was no longer just a pin-up in a red swimsuit – she was the star who held my orange phone.
I snapped a photo, natch – check it out at right. Today I treasure it and that day more than ever.
In lieu of flowers, Fawcett’s family asks that donations to support cancer research be made to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.
Update 1: Click here to read reactions to the news from Stewart, Robert Duvall, and Fawcett’s Charlie’s Angels co-stars, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson, among others.
Update 2: Kate Jackson has, in fact, spoken about F2 a little more, even though she “didn’t plan to do any interviews,” sharing memories of the first time she met Fawcett, their time on Charlie’s Angels together, and seeing her old co-star bravely battle cancer the last three years.