Actress Farrah Fawcett has died today (Thursday) after a battle with anal cancer, her spokesman confirmed.
She was 62 and died in a Los Angeles hospital. She was first diagnosed with anal cancer in late 2006.
Fawcett rose to fame on TV series Charlie’s Angels, but established herself as a more serious actress with works like 1984’s acclaimed Emmy-nominated The Burning Bed. She also appeared in Extremeties, Robert Duvall’s The Apostle, and Small Sacrifices.
She was born in Texas in 1947. She had a son, Redmond O’Neal, with her former partner Ryan O’Neal (who was close with her after the cancer diagnosis).
She brought her cancer battle public with the NBC documentary Farrah’s Story, which aired in mid-May.
In addition to her son, Fawcett is survived by her father.