I had such admiration for Farrah Fawcett. Not only was she incredibly beautiful, but also she was immensely talented. In the beginning of her career, people thought of her as just another pretty face with flowing blonde hair and never-ending curves. However, she proved everyone wrong when she began accepting roles in serious movies.
I will never forget when she appeared in such films as “The Burning Bed,” “Extremities,” and “Small Sacrifices.” So much energy radiated through her performances of the complex women she portrayed. I couldn’t possibly imagine the psychological pressure Farrah must have endured while figuring out how to understand and play these characters. Only an actress of her stature could successfully pull off such a challenging task.
When it was publicly announced that she had cancer, I felt so sorry for her. Unfortunately, so many famous people are faced with much pain, and Farrah certainly had her share of it. Despite her ravaging illness, she never hid it from anyone. And when she made the documentary about her ongoing battle, viewers got a very realistic glimpse of what it is like to endure such a deteriorating disease. I cried as I watched her being given medication and then throwing up from its harsh side effects. No one should have to suffer the way she did.
The day Farrah died will always be etched in my mind forever. I was returning home from having dinner with my family when the news about her passing came over the radio. Farrah might have been out of pain, but the world lost a truly remarkable person.