Fawcett to have quiet funeral in LA: family

By AFP

June 18, 2010 Updated Jun 29, 2009 at 5:13 PM EDT

"Charlie's Angels" sex symbol Farrah Fawcett, who died last week after a long battle with cancer, will have a private funeral on Tuesday, her family said.

The family said Monday that the ceremony would take place in downtown Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. It will be closed to the public and media.

A judge is expected to allow Redmond, her 24-year-old son with longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, to attend the funeral. He is in jail on drug-related charges.

Fawcett, 62, died on Thursday from anal cancer. Her battle against the disease, which was first announced in 2006, was made into a documentary, "Farrah's Story," which NBC television said it would re-air Friday night.

Fawcett emerged as a pop-culture icon in the 1970s and 1980s after her role in "Charlie's Angels" and appearance on a famous poster wearing a red swimsuit that would come to be her defining image.

In 2007 she declared that months of grueling chemotherapy had seen her beat the cancer despite "excruciating pain and uncertainty."

However, in April this year it emerged that the cancer had returned and the actress was gravely ill.




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