The day icons Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died:
On June 25, 2009, the entertainment industry and fans experienced a double heartbreak—the day actress Farrah Fawcett and pop superstar Michael Jackson both died—about 12 hours apart.
When she was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, Fawcett inspired millions of women to copy her feathered haircuts, and she fought every fiber of hers.
The actress and model was declared cancer-free in 2007, but it was later discovered that it had spread to her liver.
“It’s all there for a reason. It’s a challenge to my core, to my strength, to my mind, to my spirit, and to my soul,” she said on her best friend, Alana Stewart. ) said in a documentary made at her request that followed her journey through cancer treatment.
Fawcett died on June 25, 2009, at 2:28 a.m. in the emergency room at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 62. Her death came almost exactly 12 hours before pop star Michael Jackson died at 2:26 pm on the same day.
She says in the film that her “longing for life” “will never compromise”. I will not go gentle into that good night. ” Fawcett has experimental treatments in the U.S. and abroad.
Her doctor said, “She was fearless.”
Fawcett was born in Texas. With her good looks and her signature feather cut, she moved to California to pursue a modeling career.
Wearing a red swimsuit, Fawcett was the subject of a 1976 poster that became the best-selling poster of all time with 12 million copies sold.
In 2009, death claimed Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” in Los Angeles at age 50 and actor Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, California, at age 62. https://t.co/64PfOkQau5
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Fawcett was also one of the original “Charlie’s Angels” with Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith. Fawcett dropped out of the show after just one season and was replaced by Cheryl Ladd.
Fawcett was married to actor Lee Majors from 1973 to 1982. She then had an on-and-off relationship with actor Ryan O’Neal until her death. They have a son, Redmond O’Neal.
According to Biography.com, Fawcett starred in 1976’s “Logan on the Run,” 1979’s “Sunburn,” and 1980’s “Saturn 3,” all of which were unsuccessful.
She starred in the 1981 TV miniseries “Texas Murders” and the 1981 film “Cannonball Run.”
In 1984, she produced and starred in the TV movie “Burning Bed” about domestic violence. Her performance was nominated for an Emmy.
She appeared in the play “Limbs” and then the 1986 film version, which won her a Golden Globe. In 1989, she portrayed a mother shooting her own child in Little Sacrifice. She was nominated for an Emmy for the miniseries.
In 1997 she starred in “The Apostles” with Robert Duvall, among other television roles. In 2000, he participated in the comedy “Doctor”. “T and Women” with Richard Gere and Helen Hunt. Her third Emmy nomination came from The Guardian in 2001.
In May 2009, NBC aired the documentary “Fara’s Story.” The film includes real footage of her treatment for cancer and followed her until the weeks before her death. In the film, Stewart said Fawcett told her to keep recording even the hard parts because “this is cancer.”
His first single was “Ben” in 1972. In 1979, he released “Off the Wall” featuring the Grammy-winning song “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”.
Thriller was released in 1982. The record produced seven hits and won eight Grammy Awards. Songs include “Billie Jean”, “Thriller” and “Beat It”.
In 1983, Jackson performed his famous dance Moonwalk. 1987 hits included “Man in the Mirror” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.” The “Dangerous” album was released in 1991 and included the hit “Black or White”.
Jackson was married to Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley from 1994 to 1996. In 1996, he married Debbie Rowe, the mother of two of three children. The marriage ended in 1999.