Friday, June 26, 2009

Farrah Fawcett 1947-2009

I originally had another post lined up for Friday, but I postponed it when I heard the news about the death of Farrah Fawcett. Her passing did not come as a surprise, but I am still sad to hear that she has died. I hope though that now she can be at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends & fans.

From The New York Times:
Farrah Fawcett, an actress and television star whose good looks and signature flowing hairstyle influenced a generation of women and bewitched a generation of men, beginning with a celebrated pinup poster, died Thursday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 62 and lived in West Los Angeles.

Her death, at St. John’s Health Center, was caused by anal cancer, which she had been battling since 2006, said her spokesman, Paul Bloch.
Farrah was definitely an iconic figure of the 1970's. She will be sorely missed. I hope you like these pictures I'm posting in memory of this beautiful and talented star.

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P.S. I did a post about the death of Michael Jackson over at my Dino Lounge blog if you wanna check it out and leave me some comments there. Thanks.


46 comments:

Amy said...

RiP Farrah and Michael, apparently she was every teenage boy's dream in the 70's.

Keith said...

Hey Amy. It's sad about both their deaths. I think most boys had a crush on her back then. I know I did.

Gabbi said...

Great tribute post dear Keith, such a strange and sad day.

Gilligan said...

Great pictures of THE icon of the 70's... Plaid Stallions said it best on his blog that GenXers have lost their Marylin Monroe. :-(

Keith said...

Thanks Gabbi. It is quite a sad day.

Keith said...

Hey Gil. Thanks. That's true. I had someone mention that today that she was the ultimate sex icon after Monroe. Just think about how many boys had that poster of her on their walls.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I adored here. Definitely one of my icons. This is such a sad day. XO

Carlotta said...

RIP Angel

Mirko di Wallenberg said...

I have fond memories of her in Charlie's Angels! Now she is a real Angel! RIP.

Sam said...

Shame. Poor thing, I hope she wasn't in too much pain and was comfortable. She was the "it" girl when I was very very little.

Planet Mondo said...

Such a shame she was THE seventies poster girl..

Keith said...

Hey Liz. She's definitely an iconic figure of pop culture. I remember reading that girls wanted to be her and boys wanted to date her. I think that was so true.

Keith said...

Thanks Carlotta.

Keith said...

Hey Mirko. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate them.

Keith said...

Hey Sam. Thanks. Yeah, when I was a little kid she was a pop culture phenomenon. She's at peace now. It's such a shame she had been through so much.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. I remember an older cousin of mine had that famous poster.

K and S said...

It's so sad to lose an Angel like Farrah.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Very sad indeed. She was such an icon in the 1970's, Im sure every young man had 'THAT' bikini poster on their wall. Shame she went down the plastic surgery route, speaking of which, sad news about Michael Jackson too, not that I was a fan of his in recent years but there is no denying as a child he was amazing X

Keith said...

Hey K&S. Yeah, it truly is.

Keith said...

Hey Vintage. Thanks. Great hearing from you. It was a shame about Farrah. She was definitely a sex symbol. She's an icon in pop culture. I posted about MJ on my other blog. I did like a lot of his music, but there were other singers I liked better.

J.D. said...

This is a really nice tribute, Keith. She will certainly be missed. I will always have fond memories of her wonderful performance in Robert Altman's DR. T AND THE WOMEN. A flawed film to be sure, but she was quite good in it.

Keith said...

Hey J.D. Thanks. I'm glad you liked my tribute. I definitely want to post something. She's such an icon. How could I do a blog about the beautiful women of the 60's and 70's and not cover this. She was beautiful and talented.

Dooder City said...

Such untimely deaths of two legends yesterday. They were both special entertainers. So sad.

Steve Langton said...

Terribly sad news. Remember first seeing Farrah in Charlies Angels, back in the mists of time, and joined the army of young males who tuned in every week. She'll be badly missed, but now free from pain. RIP

Keith said...

Hey Deana. Thanks. It was a shock to lose both of them on the same day.

Keith said...

Hey Steve. Thanks. I first remember Farrah from Charlie's Angels. I had a crush on her from the beginning. It's sad that she's gone now, but at least she is free from the pain and misery.

-METALHEAD- said...

She will be missed. As will Michael. Thanks for this tribute Keith.

Pop Champagne said...

rip farrah... she was the hottest in the orig charlie's angels

Keith said...

Hey Matt. Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I had to do something for Farrah.

Keith said...

Hey Pop. Thanks. I was actually more of a Jaclyn Smith fan, but I did love Farrah.

gypsywoman said...

hello again keith - thanks so much for dropping by my place and leaving a note - just fyi, i saw an absolutely lovely totally moving documentary last night on farrah's life - very well done - closely followed her days subsequent to the cancer diagnosis - and her courageous battle - hope you've a great weekend - do come by again soon! jenean

Mrs. M. said...

that's a great tribute Keith thanks for sharing!

Keith said...

Hey Jenean. You are very welcome. I enjoy your blogs. I plan to visit them again. I hope you'll stop by mine again too. I had heard of that doc, but I hadn't seen it yet. I'm sure it was very moving. I am still really sad over her death, but I know she's at peace now. Take care.

Keith said...

Thanks Mrs. M, I'm so glad you liked it.

Son of Mad said...

Such a shame. So talented and beautiful. She will be missed.

Keith said...

Thanks Son. I totally agree with you.

dapper kid said...

Gorgeous and talented. She was absolutely amazing.

Keith said...

Thanks Dapper Kid. I appreciate your comments.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

She always had a great smile.

Keith said...

She definitely did, Phoebe.

Cotten Kandi said...

Great pics of Farrah that was her hey days! Sorry she and Ryan Oneal didn't get to walk down the aisle.

Keith said...

Hey Kandi. Thanks. Glad you liked these photos. I was sorry that her and Ryan didn't get a chance to tie the knot.

Tonygirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear of her death. May she rest in peace what a beauty. I feel for her lover O'Neal and for her son and family.

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thanks. I appreciate that. I felt so sad when she passed away. At least she's at peace now. My condolences do go out to all her loved ones.

The Urban Gentleman said...

awww, RIP Farrah.

You have some great pictures of her.

Keith said...

Thanks Jacinda. She was so beautiful. Glad you liked the pics.