Farrah Fawcett lost her very public battle with anal cancer at age 62.
“Ms. Fawcett won praise for her serious acting later in her career, typically as a victimized woman and notably in the television movie “The Burning Bed.”
But she remained best known for the hit 1970s television show “Charlie’s Angels,” in which she played Jill Munroe, one of three beautiful female private detectives employed by an unseen male boss who (in the voice of John Forsythe) issued directives and patronizing praise over a speaker phone.”
Read her NYT obituary here http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/arts/television/26fawcett.html?_r=1&hp
Praise goes out to her family, especially her longtime partner Ryan O’Neal (18 years) who she had just announced her intention to marry.