Farrah Fawcett’s “Charlie’s Angels’” co-star Jaclyn Smith remembered her friend on the 10-year anniversary of her death as brave and relentless.
“Who would have dreamed that this girl who was known for the smile and the hair and the glamour would open up the depths of her soul to share with the world?” Smith said to People.com of Fawcett.
“I miss her every day,” said Smith, 73, about her friend. “A lot of people are gone now and that’s hard. I miss them and it’s okay to miss them.”
Fawcett died at age 62 on June 25, 2009, after a battle with anal cancer.
The actress played one season on “Charlie’s Angeles,” which also starred Smith and Kate Jackson, but was immediately famous. A poster of her in a red bathing suit sold a record 12 million copies in the 1970s and 80s, according to Biography.com. She also starred in several movies during that time, including “The Cannonball Run.” She was nominated for an Emmy for her 1984 TV movie “The Burning Bed” about domestic violence. In 1986 she won a Golden Globe for her role in “Extremities.”
She used her fame to bring attention to the disease.
Dr. Laurence Piro, Fawcett’s oncologist, also spoke with People.com and said that the actress brought awareness to the cancer.
“She was brave and heroically so. She hated hearing her name and anal cancer in the same sentence, but it was important for the stigma to be broken,” Piro said to the magazine. “She wanted to raise awareness from the very beginning.”
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— People (@people) June 25, 2019