Farrah Fawcett loses battle with cancer

SANTA MONICA - Former “Charlie’s Angels’’ actress Farrah Fawcett died at a Santa Monica hospital today at age 62, ending her drawn-out battle with cancer.

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She died at 9:28 a.m. at St. John’s hospital, with longtime companion Ryan O’Neal and friend Alana Stewart at her side, according to


Her publicist, Arnold Robinson, was not immediately available to confirm the report.

Fawcett was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and her battle with the disease was made into the documentary “Farrah’s Story,’' which was recently broadcast on NBC.

O’Neal, 68, recently told Barbara Walters he asked Fawcett to marry him. The “20/20'’ interview was scheduled to be aired tonight.

They have a son, Redmond O’Neal, 24, who was scheduled to be at a progress report hearing this morning at the airport courthouse. It was unclear if the hearing would be postponed.

Redmond O’Neal was admitted to a Drug Court program following his recent pleas in two separate drug-related cases.